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North Carolina 

at Greensboro 




O Introspections / The Campus is divided/committed. . . . 
The faculty is engrossed/excited. ... The students are 
less intelligent/more mature. . . . Which are the truths 
about the Greensboro campus today? Assistant Vice 
Chancellor Herbert Wells offers some introspective views 
on UNC-G and where it's going. 

O Blue Chip Scholars / The academic excellence of a uni- 
versity can be measured by the achievements of its 
students. Eighteen scholars, who received Student Ex- 
cellence Awards in April, are introduced in this issue. 

O Phi Beta Kappa . . . STILL A BADGE OF EXCELLENCE / The 

country's oldest honorary society is alive and thriving on 
the Greensboro campus. Established in 1934, the local 
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has remained a constant in 
the ever changing academic standards of excellence. 

(^ Ancient Discipline Looks at New Times / Philosophy has 
gradually been moved from the center to the edge of the 
contemporary campus. But now the ancient discipline is 
making a comeback as one of the liveliest of the 
liberal arts. 

^ UNC-G Building Named for Mereb Mossman / Dorothy 
Kendall Kearns '53. Although Dean Mossman served 20 
of her 40 years on the UNC-G campus as an administrator, 
teaching has always held first place in her affection. Her 
lasting influence, both in and out of the classroom, is 
described by Dorothy Kendall Kearns '53. 

^ Commencement / 1894 
^ Commencement / 1977 
^ Campus Scene 

^ Deaths 
® Class Notes 
® Alumni Business 

COVER NOTE: Concord Artist Margaret McConnell Holt '30, who received 
a distinguished Alumna Award at the Alumni Association reunion luncheon 
in May, stretched the Mossman Administration Building for the cover 
design of this issue. Dedication of the building in Miss Mossman's name 
was a highlight of Commencement 1977. 

Editor — Trudy Walton Atltins MFA '53. 

Class Notes — Sara Gerringer Byrd. 

Staff Writer — Jim Clark. _ 

Editorial Board-. Jody Kinlaw '72, Chairman; Mae Douglas '73, Darwin 
Honeycutt '72, Tempo Hughes Oehler '51, Imogene Hodge Hegner '63, 
Sherry McCullough Johnson '68, Rosemary Boney Neill '52, Billie Upchurch 
Miller '44, Ellen Sheffield Newbold '55, Penny Muse Abernathy '73; Tom 
Kirby-Smith, Faculty Representative; Nancy Reed '78, Richard Griffiths '78, 
and Jane Patrick '79, Student Representatives: Annie Lee Singletary '31, 
Past Chairman; and the following ex officio members: Gladys Strawn Bullard 
'39, Alumni President; Barbara Parrish '48, Alumni Secretary; and Charles 
W. Patterson III, Vice Chancellor for Development; Trudy Walton Atkins 
'63. Editor. 

Alumni Board: Gladys Strawn Bullard '39, President; Katherine Cole 
Rorison '46, First Vice President; Becky Kasuboski Cook '66, Second Vice 
President; Neill McLeod '57, Recording Secretary; Patsy McNutt Adams '49, 
Susan Best '76, Anne Julian Cress '47, Carolyn Newby Finger '41, Jody 
Kinlaw '72. Pauline Moser Longest '33, Beth Clinkscales McAllister '63, 
Martha Mendenhall '41, Lydia Moody '53, Eleanor Southerland Powell '42, 
Katherine Sink '77, Betty Barrett Temple '59, Cathy Stewart Vaughn '49, 
Susan Whittington '72; Carol Christopher Maus '61, Alumni Annual Giving 
Chairman; Carol Furey Matney '63, Finance Chairman; Eleanor Butler '57, 
Immediate Past President; and Barbara Parrish '48, Executive Secretary, 
ex officio. 

the Campus 

is divided in its purpose and unsure of its mission; 
is striving to maintain the commitment to teaching. 

the Faculty 

are engrossed in research and graduate training; 

are bringing to students a sense of the excitement of working at the frontiers of knowledge. 

the Students 

are not as intelligent as they once were; 
are more mature and aware of the world; 
are selfish and narrowly career-oriented; 
are committed to serving society in some useful way 

We have read many such diverse and contradictory views 
in these pages over the past year. One can hear others 
expressed on campus nearly every day, by students and 
faculty alike. Can all of these observers be describing the 
same University? 


I would prefer to believe that what we have heard 
are individual reports from members of the Ad Hoc 
Committee to Describe the Elephant. It could hardly be 
otherwise. Our students are not tiirned out of the same 
mold; members of the faculty are of di\ersc persuasions; 
and "the administration" is not really a monolith! But 
can some coherent sense of the campus be found? 

As a starting point, I would suggest that all of this 
commentary is itself evidence of a common theme: We 
seem to have entered a time of introspection, of searching 
appraisal and earnest correction of the whole enterprise 
of higher education. After a decade of rather consistent 
growth in size and in diversit>' of programs, we now 
seem to be on a plateau. In the recent past our attention 
had been directed toward de\elopment of new academic 
programs, some major changes in organization and gov- 
ernance structure to accommodate the expansion and 
diversification of the University, and new programs of 
admissions and support services to provide access to the 
campus for minorit>- and adult students. 

The \-ision of a more comprehensi\e Univcrsitv is still 
being pursued through the establishment of programs 
which our faculty are capable of offering. Major new 
graduate programs in such fields as Political Science and 

by Dr. Herbert Wells 

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

Nursing have pro\ided opportunities for students which 
had not been available in this area. New undergraduate 
programs are under way in Interior Design, Education 
of the Deaf, and Interdepartmental Studies. 

Despite this evidence of continued development and 
diversity, there seems to be even more emphasis upon 
rethinking and revising our existing programs. There are 
now separate majors in Accounting, Business Administra- 
tion, and Economics, as well as Business and Distributive 
Education. The Elementary Education major has been 
converted to a BS program housed in the School of Edu- 
cation. Major curriculum revisions have been accom- 
plished in Physical Education, Recreation, Nursing, and 
the Honors Program, and others are under study in 
Dance and in the liberal education requirements of the 
College of Arts and Sciences. 

Beyond the curriculum itself, considerable attention 
has been paid by students and faculty to studies of our 
grading practices and academic regulations, our under- 
graduate admission standards, the enforcement of aca- 
demic integrity (honor pohcy), and the evaluation of the 
effecti\eness of instruction. 

Observers of the national scene have said that higher 
education is shifting its focus from questions of access to 
education to questions of the process of education. If 
we can think of "access" as referring not only to matters 
of admissions but also to the existence of a sufficient 
diversity of programs to which students are seeking 
access, then this observation does seem to fit UNC-G's 
atmosphere of late. 

But lest one think that such a simple and sovereign 
notion can comprehend a sense of the campus, a strain 
in the opposite direction must also be recognized. While 
centripedal forces are causing attention to turn inward, 

centrifugal pressures are tlirusting 
the University into increasing in- 
volvement with the community. 
There has been a notable growth in 
continuing education activities con- 
ducted by the faculty, to which pro- 
fessionals and citizens of the region 
have responded enthusiastically. On 
the other side of this two-way street, 
students in campus-based programs 
are involved in internship and prac- 
ticum activities which take them into 
a wide variety of community settings. 
And faculty as well as students are 
conducting research in the commu- 
nity. A web of mutualh" supporting 
relationships can be seen e\'olving 
from these interactions. 

a nervous equilibrium 

So some are pressing on with new- 
ventures, but constraining forces are 
clearly felt. One has the sense of a 
nervous equilibrium on the campus. 
There is not stagnation, but neither 
is there an aggressive forging ahead 
toward the solution of present prob- 
lems and the definition of new chal- 
lenges. Perhaps we are waiting for 
the ne.\t clear direction to attain a 
general consensus, but that will 
come. The resources of this campus 
are too strong, and the needs to 
apply them more fully are too clear. 

And what of the students? The 
only general assertion I would care 
to defend is that students aren't what 
they once were — and they never 
were. We might first consider stu- 
dents taken as a whole, recognizing 
that an average does not well repre- 
sent a diverse group of individuals. 

When today's students are com- 
pared with their predecessors, it is 
not long before . the topic of declin- 
ing SAT scores comes up. SAT 
scores of entering freshmen at 
UNC-G have declined consistentlv 

since 196S; averages for the nation 
as a whole began to decline in 196.3. 
The decline, both nationally and 
locally, has recently shown incipient 
signs of bottoming out. 

The decline in the average SAT 
score of UNC-G freshmen should 
hardly be cause for astonishment, 
given the national decline. Two 
additional considerations are seldom 
mi'utioned, perhaps because they 
require that local pride be set aside. 

• One of these is the decrease in 
out-of-state students as a result of 
drastic increases in out-of-state 
tuition, and perhaps the growth of 
public universities in some of the 
northern states. Students from 
other states, who comprise only 
S.5 percent of our current under- 
graduates, ha\e typically contribu- 
ted higher SAT scores than those 
from North Carolina. 

• Second, we can no longer claim a 
captive audience of women who 
wish to attend one of the better 
public universities in the state. 
Both Chapel Hill and North Caro- 
lina State ha\-e admitted increas- 
ing numbers of freshmen women 
in the last several years. Some of 
the best qualified students, who 
now have a choice, are not among 
our entering freshmen. It is also 
true that fewer UNC-G students 
transfer to Chapel Hill as juniors: 
some of those high-scoring fresh- 
men in past years may not ha\e 
remained here to graduate. 

One response to these trends has 
been to aim specific recruiting efforts 
toward more able students. Admis- 
sions Office personnel have been 
working with membc rs of the faculty 
to inform North Carolina students 
of some of our programs. The Alum- 

ni OflSce has assisted out-of-state j 
alumni groups in serving as Univer- | 
sity representatives where we can j 
seldom send recruiters from the 
campus. j 

At the other end of the scale, it 
ma\' be true that some of our stu- i 
dents who are generally capable of 
college work lack rather specific 
skills in writing and in mathematics. 
Faculty in the College of Arts and ; 
Sciences have been discussing pro- 
posals to strengthen the Engfish com- 
position and mathematics require- 
ments for students majoring in the 
College. I have also heard faculty 
in disciplines other than English say 
that they feel more inclined to hold 
students to reasonable standards on 
written assignments and to help 
them impro\'e their writing. The 
problem, whate\er its true propor- 
tions, has not been sufficient to move 
us to consider more extensive rem- 

'startling statistic 

But from another perspecti\'e, this 
whole discussion of changes in stu- 
dent abilities and comparisons with 
the past are largely irrele\ant and 
altogether misleading. Consider one 
simple but perhaps startling statistic: 
about one-half of our faculty arrived 
on this campus within the past five 
years! They are not comparing 
UNC-G students with those of ten 
years ago, but with students at the 
universities of Illinois, Indiana, "Vir- 
ginia, and Massachusetts, if they feel 
compelled to make comparisons at 
all. When I came here from the Uni- 
versity of Washington in 1968, my 
strongest impression was that many 
of the students were passive in the 
classroom, pro\'incial, and unaware 
of why they were here. In the last 
few vears the\' ha\'e seemed more 

Dr. Wells received his undergraduate degree at 
Duke and his masters and doctorate in psychology at 
Yale. He taught at Yale for a year, then at the 
University of Washington, prior to joining the UNC-G 
faculty in 196S. His responsibilities on campus have 
involved work ivith administrative offices, with 
faculty and students on special cominittees and 
in research on policy changes in academic affairs 
and admissions. He has continued his classroom 
contact by teaching a course each semester. 

interesting, more likely to join a dis- 
cussion in class, more able to relate 
their other experiences to topics in 
the course, and more likely to have 
a coherent sense of where they are 
going. So in my experience, our stu- 
dents are better than those of 1968, 
a peak year for SAT scores! 

"Memories of a 

Golden Age 

In these discussions one senses 
memories of a Golden Age, when 
there were giants in the land. I have 
asked various persons for help in 
locating that age without success. So 
far as the average student is con- 
cerned, it could not have been in 
the late sixties. If we go back before 
1961, the average SAT score was 
below the national average. Certainly 
that could not have been it. Per- 
haps a Golden Age contest would 
bring the answer and relieve my 

There may be a plausible answer 
to this riddle. Perhaps faculty re- 
member the outstanding students of 
yesteryear, and not the average. A 
given faculty member may no longer 
see as many of these truly excellent 
students. Some are now on other 
campuses; others are spread among 
new programs on our campus. In 
their experience, then, the students 
may not be what they once were. 

While some have expressed nega- 
tive views of students as an anony- 
mous collective, other faculty (and 
sometimes the same ones) are often 
j heard to speak with great pride of 
the specific students with whom they 
work. I am convinced that most 
faculty are pleased with the intelli- 
gence and dedication of the students 
in their departments and schools. 
Faculty and students throughout the 

campus are working closely together 
in the laboratories, in internships, on 
major committees of the schools and 
the University'. 

Most students, for their part, seem 
to have confidence in their teachers. 
A typical comment from a bright, 
active student was that the faculty 
are wilhng to give just as much of 
their time and knowledge as stu- 
dents are willing to seek. At the 
same time, students whom I talk 
with seem less in awe of faculty just 
because of their titles, and less likely 
to suffer fools gladly. When I asked 
quiet students of the late '60s why 
they seldom took part in class dis- 
cussions, they said that some instruc- 
tors had punished them for raising 
questions or offering other opinions 
in class. It is a sign of progress on 
both sides that such insecurity no 
longer seems so prevalent. 

Major Goals Achieved 

Contrary to some reports, students 
recently have been more active in 
campus affairs outside the classroom. 
After 1971, there was a noticeable 
decline in student participation in 
campus committees and other gov- 
ernance processes. Prior to that, stu- 
dents had been active in such mat- 
ters as the restructuring of the curri- 
culum. Perhaps all the major goals 
had been achieved. But in the last 
couple of years, under the guidance 
of some very capable student govern- 
ment leaders, they have once more 
joined faculty and administrators in 
debating matters of consequence: 
grading policies, the Honor Code, 
athletics, and a variety of other non- 
trivial issues. Only a minority of 
students are active at these tasks, but 
that has always been so. Nonethe- 
less, they are there, they are audible, 
and they have some good things to 

say. The SGA student Senate has 
even been observed debating serious 
matters in an atmosphere of civifity 
and responsibility! 

Vocational ism 

Are students career-minded to the 
exclusion of interest in the liberal 
arts and sciences? Perhaps so. En- 
rollments have increased most no- 
ticeably in those fields with a pro- 
fessional or career orientation. It is 
certainly essential that the faculty 
continue to emphasize the impor- 
tance of education in the general 
areas of knowledge, but I suspect 
that most students have assumed 
that their college studies would help 
to prepare them for careers. The 
earliest American colleges prepared 
students for careers in the ministry, 
in teaching, and in government serv- 
ice. How many in the past would 
have chosen a given major if their 
unemployment were guaranteed then 
as a result? If students today did 
not give serious thought to decisions 
which affect their future careers, we 
might wonder if they had lost con- 
tact with reality. 

Perhaps universities have always 
had to introduce liberal studies into 
the utilitarian pursuits of many stu- 
dents through a kind of subversion. 
But on this campus there still seems 
a clear commitment toward liberal 
education, even on the part of fac- 
ulty in professional areas. Profes- 
sional studies at their best may also 
be liberating, inspiring students to 
explore more deeply in the root dis- 

Most of the fields of interest to 
students are related to education, to 
health and human services, and to 
public service. President Kingman 
Brewster of Yale recently said that 
students want to achieve a "selfish 

usefulness." They are not, he felt, 
motivated by acquisitiveness so much 
as by a desire to contribute to human 
welfare, in the long or short nni. At 
the same time, they want to achieve 
excellence and recognition in so do- 
ing, and not feel that their contri- 
bution will disappear with them. An 
interesting compound and one that 
may be close to the mark for many" 
of our students as well. One could 
do much worse. 

After all the agonized analyses, 
the comparisons with other times 
and places, the thoughts of what 
might have been, there is another 
image which may suggest what is 
really happening at UNC-G. The 
only really memorable aspect of 
commencement this May was the 
evidence of joy on the part of the 
graduates and their families. There 
were blacks as well as whites, men 
as well as women, in significant num- 
bers. There were the proud parents 
and many proud spouses and chil- 
dren of adult students. There were 
reminders that over half the grad- 
uates were the first in their family 
to complete college; whole new 
ranges of contribution, achievement, 
and advanced study will be open to 
them. As the faculty came b\' in 
procession, their unique regalia indi- 
cating many American and some 
foreign universities, students who 
were grouped by major grinned and 
waved (and in some cases unabash- 
edly applauded) as "their" faculty 
came by. There were the graduate 
students (over 500 masters degrees 
and 47 doctorates were awarded) to 
remind us all that education would 
be a lifelong process. 

A university, by its nature, must 
be self-critical. But perhaps we 
should not be ashamed to see that 
these are some of the things that 
UNC-G is about todav. 

■1 Blue Chip 

Eighteen students received the cov- 
eted Student Excellence Award this 
year in acknowledgement of their 
exceptional academic achievements. 

It was a warm e\'ening in April when 
the University community gathered 
in Alumni House to honor its own. 
It was the annual honors convocation, 
a time when students and faculty 
are recognized for academic ex- 

In an age of declining SAT scores 
and demands for accountability', 
when the quaHty of education is 
being debated at all levels, an honors 
convocation is a reassuring cere- 

This year for the fourteenth time, 
Dr. James S. Ferguson presented 
Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards 
to two members of the facult\- 
deemed most outstanding. The 
Chancellor cited Dr. Robert Calhoon, 
professor of history, and Dr. John 
Hoftyzer, assistant professor of eco- 
nomics, "for their truly humanistic 
interest in students and in all man- 

Recognition was also accorded 84 
students who participated in the 
honors program this year, 34 faculty 
who led honors seminars, and mem- 
bers of the Golden Chain, Phi Beta 
Kappa, and 13 other honorary organ- 

Highlight of the evening was the 
introduction of IS student Excellence 
Award winners by Dr. Roch Smith, 
chairman of the Honors Council. As 
Dr. Smith noted, the award is not for 
the so-called well-rounded student 
but for juniors and seniors who ha\'e 
given evidence of outstanding aca- 
demic achievement in four specific 
areas: imagination, maturation, ana- 
lytical and critical skills, and effec- 
ti\e communication of ideas. 

Anthropologist — Stanley Knick, a 
Vietnam veteran, enrolled as an un- 
classified student in the fall of 1973. 
"I became interested in anthropology 
when I took Joseph Mounq'oy's 
'Introduction to Anthropology,' " he 
says, but the real turning point came 
a year later when Louise Robbins 
joined the faculty. "She was such a 
fireball in physical anthropology, 
you couldn't help but warm to her 
subject," Stanley says. He partici- 
pated in several digs, including one 
at a prehistoric village in Ohio where 
he dcNdsed non-metric and patholo- 
gic indicators in testing for genetic 
relationships. His unique research 
resulted in an in\'itation in April to 
present his finding at a national 
meeting of the American Association 
of Physical Anthropologists with 
pubhcation in the American Journal 
of Physical Anthropologists. This 
summer the Phi Beta Kappa student 
has exchanged pre-history for Ameri- 
can history as a researcher with the 
Museum of Charleston, S. C. 

Communicator - Florette Mulbrook 
Rittenmeyer combines classroom 
learning with homemaker expertise 
to present the consumer report on 
WFMY-TV's Sandra and Friends. 
The Winston-Salem mother, who 
often adds foster children to her 
menage, admits that she was not 
much of a scholar until she returned 
to campus t\\'o years ago. A fresh- 
man class in Speech Communication, 
followed by a Development of the 
Cinema course, gave her studies 
direction, turning her on to tele- 
\ision and film. After an internship 
at WFMY-TV, she screened for and 
won an on-the-air consumer position 
which she will continue to hold as 
a graduate student in the fall. Her 
enthusiasm for UNC-G is contagious: 


following her example, a contingent 
of students, known as the Winston 
Mafia, now commutes from Winston- 
Salem for classes. 

Historian — John Chasteen was one 
of two juniors among the IS award 
winners and one of five juniors 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa member- 
ship. His off-campus experiences 
range from a summer NN-ith the 
Experiment in International Living 
in Holland to sorting scrap metal in 
a junkyard in his hometowai, Alex- 
andria, La. Last summer John back- 
packed to Central America, and this 
summer is again backpacking, this 
time in the U. S. Besides a double 
major (History and English) with a 
minor in Spanish, he is a member of 
the Chess Club, sings with the Chor- 
ale and works as a disc jockey for 
student radio station WUAG-FM. 
His mother, Nina Ellen Smith Chas- 
teen '48, is an alumna. 

Psychologist - Betty Self is the only 
senior to have a 4.0 average for all 
four years of study on campus. For 
those who want to match her record, 
she advises: "Rather than just look- 
ing at material and thinking you 
have it, try to say it to yourself . . . 
practice taking a test while you 
study." Highlights of her campus 
experience were serving as advisor 
to undergraduates to ease faculty 
loads in academic advising and par- 
ticipation in independent studies 
such as testing preschoolers' memory 
abilities. A Reynolds scholar and 
member of Phi Beta Kappa, she re- 
ceived the John E. Bridgcrs, Jr. 
Scholarship, awarded annually to the 
highest ranking junior. Shell con- 
tinue her studies in psychology on a 
$3,300 fellowship at UNC-CH. 

Social Economist - Kurt Beron re- 
cei\ed two degrees, a BS in sociolog\' 
with social welfare certification and 
a BA in economics, all in three years. 
His analytical and critical faculties 
ser\ed him well in both disciplines. 
In addition to taking 20 hours per 
semester, he worked 16 hours weekly 
at Kendall Center for the Mentally 
Retarded, sensed as senator and 
president pro-tem, helped edit the 
Carolinian, and was a disc jockey- 
announcer for WUAG-FM. "My 
double major gave me two different 
perspectives which will be useful in 
integrating my career later in both 
disciplines," Kurt explained. In the 
fall he will pursue a doctorate in 
economics at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Textile Technician - Kathy West, 
who will pursue a graduate degree 
in textiles at NCSU, "discovered" 
textiles as a freshman. "I changed 
my major, and each related course 
has heightened my interest. Visiting 
textile industries, I found the knowl- 
edge gained in the classroom came 
alive." Kathy was active in the stu- 
dent section of the American Asso- 
ciation of Textile Chemists and Col- 
orists and won Home Economics" 
Outstanding Senior Award. Her 
mother, Evelyn Brown West "46, is 
also an alumna. 

Humanist - Junior Tim Scott Little, 
an Alumni Scholar and member of 
Phi Beta Kappa, is a year away from 
a degree in Political Science but his 
career goal is in the area of human 
service. "I am interested in child 
care and have a great concern for 
children who are victims of child 
abuse,"' he says. He may seek a mas- 
ters in social work, later a degree in 
law in the area of child advocacv. 

Nancy Mintz Tom Alspaugh 

Special class activities included serv- 
ing as a seminar leader to train high 
school students as discussion and 
project leaders in a mock-city coun- 
cil program and heading a team in 
preparing a daily newspaper as a 
classroom simulation. He feels 
UNC-G "has provided me the means 
to grow as a person." 

Organist-Researcher - Nina Holli- 
field will combine her double major, 
Music and German, in her studies 
as a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Ger- 
many for the next academic year. 
She will study organ and do research 
on the lives and works of lesser 
known German Baroque organists, a 
group in which she became inter- 
ested through her independent 
studies on campus. In fact, it was 
summer study in West and East 
Germany through the UNC-G-Guil- 
ford College Summer Program that 
inspired her to major in German. 
"That six weeks of study, followed 
by four weeks of independent travel 
broadened my horizons," she says. 
Her work as a tutor and lab assistant 
and her participation in International 
House and in the Kaffeestunde en- 
hanced her college experience. 

Physicist-Musician - Tom Alspaugh 
has not decided which of his talents 
to pursue vocationally. Future plans 
will have to wait until August due 
to a neck injury suffered in mid- 
April. It did not affect the Phi Beta 
Kappa's 3.9 average, but it has post- 
poned firm commitments for fall. 
Tom, who is gifted in physics, chem- 
istry and mathematics, is a very 
talented trombonist as well, per- 
forming with the University Wind 
Ensemble, the Small Ensemble Brass 
and with various local bands. A 

founding member and president of 
the UNC-G's chapter of the Society 
of Physics Students, Tom excelled in 
science but admits, "My most mem- 
orable class was Ray Gariglio's 'Wind 
Ensemble.' " 

Mathematician — Nancy Mintz, who 
will receive a BS in Math in August, 
will begin putting principles to prac- 
tice two weeks later as a member of 
the technical staff of Bell Labora- 
tories in Murray Hill, N. J. It's a rare 
opportunity which will allow her to 
work three days a week and pursue 
a masters for two days with a hand- 
some monthly stipend included. For 
Nancy, the most rewarding aspect 
of studies at UNC-G has been flexi- 
bility. "I've found Academic Advis- 
ing and the various departments very 
cooperati\e when I wanted to take 
courses which were 'none of my 
business' as a math student. It's 
marvelous to be allowed to make 
your own decisions as to what you 
want to study." Nancy's nomination 
was supported by the entire math 
department, and her analytical abili- 
ties in grasping abstract concepts 
were noted by professors in eco- 
nomics and philosophy as well. 

Teacher-Student — Alice Barkley re- 
turned to the classroom after putting 
her husband through medical school 
and raising four children. Students 
came to regard her as a friend and 
teacher through her work as student 
apprentice in religious studies and 
as preceptor for small class sections 
which met se\eral times a week out- 
side the classroom. Alice formed a 
study group of religious studies 
majors and organized a book dis- 
cussion group in her community, 
meanwhile keeping up her actixities 
in se\ eral community projects. 

Japanese Specialist — Edith Sarra 
leaves in August for Japanese lan- 
guage training at Konan University 
in Kobe, Japan, in the first year of 
a Master of Asian Studies program, 
sponsored by the University of Illi- 
nois and Michigan State. Edith's 
interest in Asian history led her to 
enroll at UNG-G in an experimental, 
self-instructional program in begin- 
ning Japanese in which her work 
was commended by a Japanese lan- 
guage instructor on the Duke faculty. 
Subsequently she ser\'ed as a volun- 
teer tutor for first year students in 
Japanese. A member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, she believes the highlight of 
her college experience was her inde- 
pendent work in Japanese. "It is 
very challenging to attempt to learn 
a language on one's own, and the 
friendships made with the tutors 
and faculty adNisor have been in- 

Industrial Audiologist - Denise Des- 
couzis, who received the Hilton A. 
Smith Graduate Fellowship at the 
University of Tennessee, will study 
in the fall with one of the country's 
foremost authorities on the effects of 
noise exposure on human hearing. 
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, her 
wide interests as a student ranged 
from science fiction to international 
relations. As president of the Science 
Fiction Fantasy Federation, she 
organized a state meeting of "Star 
Trek" fans and helped to get appro\'- 
al for a course on Science Fiction in 
Broadcasting and Cinema. A high- 
light of the past four years was elec- 
tion to Phi Beta Kappa and "learn- 
ing I would graduate summa cum 
laude," says Denise, and also ha\ing 
the opportunity to become inxolved 
in manv organizations and activities 
has made UNC-G %aluable." 

Criminal Lawyer - Chris Franklin's 
interest in go\'ernment and politics, 
which began in high school, was 
nurtured at UNC-G as a political 
science major. Undoubtedly, the 
highlight of her academic experience 
was the department's intern program 
which enabled her to ser\'e intern- 
ships in the public defender's ofRce 
and widi the police department. By 
seeing both sides of the criminal jus- 
tice system, "I learned more than I 
could ever learn out of a book or 
hstening to a professor in class," 
Chris says. She also worked in an 
unwed mothers' program at a public 
housing project, with the public 
health clinic and as a tutor for chil- 
dren with special problems. She is 
aiming for the UNC law school at 
Chapel Hill in the fall and ultimately 
a law degree. 

Violinist-Soprano - Eve Pendleton, 
who was an Alumni Scholar for four 
years, has received an Elyse Smith 
Cooper scholarship for a ninth se- 
mester of studies to complete work 
toward a double major in two areas 
of applied music — violin and voice. 
Since information, performance skill 
and performance experience is re- 
quired, her academic program repre- 
sents a unique achievement. Eve 
participated in both instrumental and 
choral performances of the Univer- 
sit\' S\mphony Orchestra, Chamber 
Orchestra and small chamber organi- 
zations, and as a violinist with the 
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. 

Microbiologist - Linda Robertson is 
a doer, as e\idenced by her leader- 
ship as president of Golden Chain 
and of Tri Beta, biology's honor 
society. She organized a flea market 
to raise monev for Golden Chain's 

scholarship fund, and originated a 
Friday afternoon faculty-student tea 
for Tri Beta members to discuss 
topics in research and biology. One 
of her most exciting campus experi- 
ences was election to Phi Beta Kap- 
pa. She describes it as "one of those 
moments I never expected." She is 
working in R. J. Reynolds' chemistry 
lab this summer and has applied to 
se\'eral medical schools to continue 
her education in the biological 
sciences, concentrating on micro- 

Zoologist — Sandra Gaston has re- 
ceived a National Institute of Health 
award to study cellular and mole- 
cular biology at Duke in the fall. A 
sophisticated and mature student, 
Sandra regards her first major pre- 
sentation in biology as an outstand- 
ing experience. "That seminar, titled 
'Invertebrate Immunity,' was pre- 
sented in a course for seniors and 
graduate students on 'The Immune 
Response.' " Summer plans include 
marriage to a Wake Forest Univer- 
sity graduate who is presently a 
student at Southeastern Baptist The- 
ological Seminary. 

Performer-Teacher — Diana Shafi^er, 
who will ti-aeh in Winston-Salem 
schools this year, will continue her 
studies in the viola at the N. C. 
School of the Arts where she was a 
guest student during her senior year. 
Diana sought an unusual variety of 
performance experiences with both 
the University Symphony and Cham- 
ber orchestras, the Greensboro Sym- 
phony and small ensembles in the 
community. An Alumna Scholar, 
Diana regards her induction into Phi 
Kappa Lambda music honor society 
as a highlight of her college career. 

Kurt Beron Linda Robertson 

still a Badge 
for Excellence 


Mark Lumsden and Jill Earnhardt will share the prestigious John E Bridgers Jr, 
Scholarship their senior year The Phi Beta Kappa award is given annually to the junior 
with the highest academic rank. Since Mark and Jill each have a 40 average, the 
scholarship was divided for the first time in a number of years. 

Jill Earnhardt and Mark Lumsden look like the prototype of two Ail-American 
students. Both are 21 years of age and rising seniors, Jill in mathematics, 
Mark in biology. The aspect in which they differ from others is in grades: 
Jill and Mark have a 4.0 average. They also share the Phi Beta Kappa's 
Bridgers Scholarship, awarded to juniors who ha\e the most outstanding 
record in liberal studies. 

They are t«'o of the 52 students (47 seniors and fi\'e juniors) who were 
received into Phi Beta Kappa membership in April. In a time when the 
curriculum of many institutions in higher education has become both per- 
missive and trivial, PBK standards ha\'e remained the benchmarks of aca- 
demic excellence. Bowing to few changes through the centuries, the society 
still symbolizes ne phis ultra in academic achievement. 

UNC-G is one of five institutions in North Carohna with a Phi Beta Kappa 
chapter. The movement to establish Phi Beta Kappa on the Greensboro 

campus began in 1931 when the 
Student Government Association 
sought recognition for the college 
in the field of scholarship to corre- 
spond with its new institutional rat- 
ing as the Woman's College of the 
Uni\ersity of North Carolina. Prior 
to appro\al, a great deal of infor- 
mation concerning enrollment, salary 
scale, and curriculum had to be for- 
warded to the national office. Finally, 
in the spring of 1934, the national 
council at a meeting in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, approved the establishment of 
a section of the Alpha chapter of 
UNC on the "WC campus. 

Formal installation was held in 
Students' Building on December 12, 
1934. Representing the national 
organization was Dr. Theodore Jack, 
president of Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege, who also gave the banquet 
address at the Greensboro Country 
Club. Fifteen years later the Greens- 
boro campus was granted a separate 
chapter, Epsilon. 

Throughout the early years Dr. 
John Bridgers, a professor of 
English, served as secretary. Today 
the Bridgers Scholarsliip stands as a 
memorial to his three decades of 
service. Following his death, Dr. 
Jean Buchert, also a professor of 
English, assumed the role of secre- 
tary, the key figure in the organi- 
zation's functioning. But the times 
ha\e changed and with it, the scope 
of the secretary's activity. 

"In the early sixties there were 
about 15 students inducted each 
year," Dr. Buchert recalls. "There 
were about three times that many 
this year. Since the student body 
has grown proportionately, this rep- 
resents about the same ratio to total 
enrollment. " 

But the problems are greater than 
those brought about by increased 
numbers. Grade inflation, liberalized 

degree requirements, late \\ithdra\v- 
als from courses that might yield 
a\'erage or low grades, and the pass/ 
not pass option have created addi- 
tional problems. 

Furthermore, the proliferation of 
professional courses in recent years 
has made it necessary for the selec- 
tion committee to scrutinize the con- 
tent of courses each year to deter- 
mine which fulfill the liberal arts 
philosophy of PBK. Courses are 
constantly changing, even though 
the title remains the same. 

For example, an Introduction to 
Education course could deal with 
history and philosophy of education 
or it could focus on techniques and 
methods. The first would be con- 
sidered a liberal course by Phi Beta 
Kappa standards, the second would 
not. Each transcript must be exam- 
ined in detail, a tedious process at 

There are so many variants each 
year, it would require more time to 
program the computer than to do 
it by hand. As a result, a dozen or 
more professors spend t\vo long 
weekends in March combing the 
transcripts course by course, totaling 
grade point averages and identify- 
ing the top-ranked students scholas- 
tically by PBK standards. 

Phi Beta Kappa was a secret so- 
ciety for many years, but today 
there is no mystery about its pro- 
cedures. Students are selected from 
the top ten per cent of those pur- 
suing liberal degrees. That includes 
the hberal BS such as Jill and Mark 
are seeking in mathematics and biol- 
ogy. Three quarters of the programs 
of these students must consist of 
courses which the chapter recognizes 
as liberal. An average grade is cal- 
culated in these liberal courses, and 
the student's average must be 3.4 or 
better while remaining in the upper 

ten per cent. Course requirements 
are broader than the Uni\ersity re- 
quires, including certain math and 
foreign language skills. 

The procedure for election is 
equally precise. In mid-February, 
the Registrar provides transcripts — 
about 225 this year — for all high 
ranking students pursuing liberal 
degree programs who might be eli- 
gible. Dr. Buchert and Dr. Sherri 
Forrester, treasurer of PBK, spend 
several weeks organizing the tran- 
scripts according to the character- 
istics of the student's program. It 
is at this point the selection com- 
mittee examines the transcripts, fol- 
lowing rules spelled out in the 
chapter b>'laws and minutes. Their 
findings are presented to the full 
chapter which elects new members 
on the basis of the quality and 
breadth of work in liberal arts. Per- 
sonal recommendations of favorite 
professors mean nothing. 

Vice Chancellor Charles Houn- 
shell, president of the UNC-G chap- 
ter of Phi Beta Kappa, believes such 
adherence to requirements and 
standards fosters excellence in lib- 
eral education. He did not always 
think so. Fifteen years ago, as presi- 
dent of the chapter at Emory Uni- 
\ersity, he questioned whether Phi 
Beta Kappa by its emphasis on grade 
a\'erages, was discouraging excel- 
lence. In fact, he wrote an article 
for The Key Reporter, national Phi 
Beta Kappa newsletter, which 
charged that creatively independent 
students were being discriminated 
against in favor of those with abihty 
to recall specific facts, to conform 
to the expectations of professors, and 
to perform well in the academic 

Today the academic lockstep has 
been broken. "With the virtual elim- 
ination of specific course require- 

The Phi Beta Kappa key bears the 
insignia of the medal adopted De- 
cember 5, 1776 in Williamsburg, 
Va., in the first year of American 
Independence. The three Greek 
letters are the initials of the Greek 
motto, Philosophia Biou Kubernetes 
("the love of wisdom, the helmsman 
of life.") The three stars indicate 
the three principles of the society- 
Fraternity, Morality and Literature. 
The index pointing to the stars in- 
dicates the high aspirations of its 
members. On the reverse side, the 
letters, S.P. represent the Latin 
words Societas Philosophiae ("Soci- 
ety of Philosophy"). 

ments for a degree and the erosion 
of standiirds," Dr. Hounshell says 
"Phil Beta Kappa's requirements in 
mathematics and foreign language 
and its adherence to high standards 
do indeed foster excellence in lib- 
eral education." 

Phi Beta Kappa was founded 
December 5, 1776, in Williamsburg, 
Va., at the College of William and 
Mary. The oldest and the most pres- 
tigious of all honor societies in 
America, it has remained a constant 
in the ever-changing academic stan- 
dards of excellence and the pursuit 
of a liberal education. Today many 
consider the role of Phi Beta Kappa 
on the UNC-G campus to be more 
important than ever in maintaining 
the academ.ic excellence that has 
long been a heritage of the Greens- 
boro campus. 

Ancient Discipline 
Looks at New Times 

In a little cottage called Philosophy 
Hall on the campus' edge, Dr. Arnold 
LeWson, chairman of the philosophy 
department, discussed the age wlien 
philosophy gave birth to the uni- 
versity and the ancient discipline 
was considered the center of learn- 
ing. Through the window behind 
him towered the Life Sciences Build- 

"It's not so much anti-intellectiial- 
ism that keeps people from philoso- 
phy," he mused. "Its indifference. 
People have to suffer a little before 
they start reflecting." 

Dr. Levison is pleased that, despite 
the vogue of "practical'" courses, phi- 
losophy is on the upswing on cam- 
pus. "I ha\e no objection to the 
current concern over x'ocational ca- 
reers," he said. "But I do want to 
see a lively liberal arts tradition, and 
philosophy is central to this tradi- 
tion. It teaches students how to 
assess evidence, how to consider 
arguments — how to think." 

In fact, nationwide, philosoplu' 
departments are doing a Ijooming 
business. Pairing Socrates with sex, 
Plato wth pohtical gamesmanship, 
philosophy is becoming one of the 
liveliest of die liberal arts. 

In recent years, student demands 
for relevancy had pushed the "love 
of wisdom " with its purely academic 
image from the center of the aca- 
demic community and made philoso- 
phy majors as scarce as raccoon coats 
on campuses of the early Se\enties. 
Now, philosophy is reasserting itself 
as the fountainhead of the varied 
streams of thought comprising the 
college curriculum. On some cam- 
puses, rock music and chess-playing 
computers are vying with medieval 
texts for philosophical attention, 
while courses featuring feminism and 
homosexuality are as numerous as 
angels on the head of a pin. 

Whether such changes are good 
or bad, fad or scholarship, is, like 
ex'erything else in philosophy, de- 
batable. "The question is whether 
such courses purchase popularity' at 
the expense of academic integritv'," 
said LcN'ison. Rather than seeking to 
spark philosophical interest with tit- 
illating course titles and "new" sub- 
jects, he attributes increasing interest 
in his department to its creati\'e 
approach. "Good philosophy depart- 
ments want their students to create 
philosophy," he said. "Actually doing, 
philosophy is much more important 
to students than learning what Plato 
thouglit." In his department, "doing" 
philosoph)' is a matter of students 
brmging imagination, empath\' and 
logic to the Gordian knots of human 
existence. "We want students to 
k\u-n to make eftecti\-e, efficient de- 
cisions." he said. 

It is precisely this training in 
thoughtful decision-making, he be- 
liex'cs, that makes philosoph\' crucial 
to education. Philosoph)- is a "hi-ad 
trip,"' he admitted, but it is also a 
trip that bridges rational thought 

by Jim Clark 

and irrational society. As such, it 
ceases being purely academic and 
goes to the heart of what matters. 

In 1975 the department sponsored 
a series of public lectures on moral 
problems in business, social work 
and medicine, involving a number 
of local professionals. This spring 
featured a symposium on "Conscious- 
ness and the Brain." The dcparhnent 
works with a range of disciplines in 
the university to explore issues in 
language, business, biology and the 

In addition to tradittonal courses 
in logic, ethics and human belief, 
fall offerings include "Contemporary 
Moral Problems," which explores 
such issues as environmental protec- 
tion, pornography, victimless crimes, 
and capital punishment; "Medical 
Ethics," which focuses on euthanasia, 
abortion, sociahzed medicine, and 
genetic engineering; and "Problems 
and Changes in the Concept of Men- 
tal Illness." 

While such courses attract a wide 
range of students, most philosophy 
majors enter the program for its 
training in logic, decision-making 
and the subtleties of evidence and 
iirgument. Many plan to go to law 
school, and most of them are double- 
majors, combining the discipline of 
logic with business, medicine or the 
social sciences. 

For Mark McMeans, who grad- 
uated in May, a major in philosophy 
was the way to get the most for his 
money. "I was paying my own way 
through college," he said, "so I 
wanted to learn as much as I could. 
Philosophy is the study of evenj- 
f/inii;. It gi\-es me an o\'er\'iew." 
Mark, a pre-law student who double- 
majored in political science, said it 


also helped him focus on a life-long 
interest. "I have always been fasci- 
nated with the question of law: Is 
law what a ruler says it is, or is there 
a higher law?" The answer has been 
sought for ages, he admits, but what 
attracts him is the struggle for the 
answer. "Nothing is e\'er really as- 
sumed in philosophy," he said. "It's 
a creative thing. You have to pour 
yourself out. You have to imagine, 
debate, and just get in there and 
wrestle at the core of the problem. 
You have to think differently in 

To Alan Kaplan, a rising junior 
from Greensboro, it is this difference 
in thinking that gi\-es philosophy 
majors an edge in the job market. 
Alan, who is writing the constitution 
for a Philosophy Club to be organ- 
ized in the fall, hopes to pursue a 
career in patent law. He has "bal- 
anced out" his studies with a con- 
centration in business and economics. 
"I could always go into the business 
world and sell myself as somebody 
who is thinking," he said. "Philoso- 
phy has trained me to sell myself 
and my ideas — not through a high- 
pressure approach, but through per- 
suasion by rational argument." 

But such rational argument does 
not always go over well, say the 
philosophy students. "Sometimes 
when people find out you are a phi- 
losophy major, their reaction is, 'Oh, 
step back!' " said Alan Kaplan. "They 
think you ;vre involved in something 
unreal and unimportant. But no- 
body argues with me anymore," he 
smiled. "Because I win. Philosophers 
can be very intimidating. It's tempt- 
ing to go to the new social sciences 
like psychology and sociology and 
say, 'Ah, you have a very nice house 
of cards here. Now, what if I pull 
out this bottom card?' " 

Even Dr. Levison admits that some 
faculty members treat his depart- 
ment as a medieval leftover, that so- 
ciety in general views philosophers 
as dangerous odd-balls. And while 
some might like to see a little more 
rationalits' in Washington, Dr. Le\i- 
son doubts philosophical ad\isors 
will be added to the President's 
retinue of military and economic ad- 
visors. "Remember Socrates," he 
cautioned. "By questioning peopk 
and policies closely, by insisting on 
logic, you sometimes arouse great 
antagonism. Socrates was in a pub 
licly prominent position, a gadfly of 
the ruling class. And what hap 
pened? They killed him." 

No, said Levison, the best place 
for the philosopher is in the academ 
ic community with its protective 
freedom. E\'en — and he smiled as 
he said it — if philosophy is on the 
edge of that community' and not in 
its center anymore. 

\ *.HALL 

Dr. Arnold Levison, former department 
chairman at the University of Maryland, 
joined the UNC-G faculty in 1975. He 
was named chairman of the Department 
of Philosophy in January. 


A terrorist has iiidden a bomb on 
a jethner. The bomb is set to ex- 
plode in an hour, yet the terrorist 
will not talk. Should he be tortured 
into revealing lifesaxing information? 

This is the stuff of newscasts, 
Hollywood disaster films— one/ philo- 
sophical debate. Such mind-boggling 
scenarios will occupy center stage at 
the Philosophy Department's sym- 
posium next spring on absolute, non- 
conflictive human rights and the 
question of their existence. 

"These are rights which should not 
be violated under any circum- 
stances," explained Dr. Arnold Levi- 
son. "If you say the terrorist should 
be tortured to save passengers, then 
you are saying human beings do 
not ha\e an absolute right to be free 

from torture. And," he added, "by 
a slight extension, nations or politi- 
cal parties can argue their right to 
use torture to preserve tlieir exist- 

The symposium, which is planned 
for April, will feature four noted 
social philosophers. It will be open 
to the public, and Levison predicts 
high community involvement. 
"There's a lot of interest in human 
rights," he said. "The Soviets do not 
accept this doctrine of absolute 
rights. The United States at least 
pretends to." The symposium will 
not give specific advice on foreign 
policy, "but we will try to estabhsh 
principles on which statesmen can 
base their thinking." 



I mhde tui/ loniitimc friend and 
colleague Mereh Mossman, and I 
rejoice in ihe naininii. of this splendid 
facility in her honor. 

To call her name is to call to mind 
such words as intci^riti/, fairness, 
and industry. As an administrator 
she kept a steady hand on all those 
forces that influenced academic 
quality and strentith, and under her 
direction as senior academic officer 
this in.ititution grew and flourished. 
She helped the Univer.iity develop 
it^to a co-educational in.'ititution that 
offers work leading to the doctor's 
degree in several fields of study. 

Her administration spanned tlie 
years in winch the University re- 
defined its mission and goah. At the 
same time, it also developed new 
ways of responding to the needs of 
the stale and nation and of assert- 
ing a more comprehcn.'iive role in 
the world community of scholarship. 

We owe much to this gracious 
lady, and the State lioiiors her and 
itself in naming tins htdlding the 
Merel) Ethna Mos.wian Adininistra- 
tion liuilding. 

William Friday 
Mav 14, 1977 

Miss Mossman has more time these days to enjoy her garden and the mementoes which 
fill her Audubon Drive home in Greensboro. Some are from her life in China: others are 
more recent, such as the graceful Steuben "Waterfowl," a gift of the Faculty Council. 
A special place is reserved for an antique English trunk, filled with letters from four 
decades of grateful alumni, which was presented at a luncheon in December. 

On a sunin' afternoon in May, ni\ 
youngest daughtfr and 1 walked 
through the Alinuni Rose Oarden 
and into tlie commons area of 
l^\(."-(;'s new administration build- 
ing. As we joint'd faeultw friends, 
and runiioning aknnni, I felt io\' 
that this beautiful faeility was to be 
dedicated in honor of Mereb Moss- 
man — teacher and friend. Dean of 
the Facult)-, Dean of the College, 
Dean of Instruction, X'ice-Chancellor 
for Academic Affairs, and devoted 
advocate of the Unix t'rsit\- of North 
Carolina at Greensboro for 40 \ears. 

As the program began, a student 
ga\e the first tribute. Randy Sides, 
President of the Student Goxernment 
Association, expressed gratitude that 
the administration building would be 
named for one wlio "has had strong 
con\ ictions that students are capable 
of ha\ ing authoritx' for gox'crning 
theniscKes." His remarks initiati'd a 
series of reminiscences wliich re- 
turned time and again during the 
remaining events of the dedication 
ceremony. I remembered the influ- 
ences which Dean Mossmans teach- 
ing and presence had wielded upon 
my thinking and m\' work; as mem- 
ories wandered, two specific in- 
stances sprang to mind froru distant 
student days. 

Oni- was a class discussion in a 
bt'ginning Sociolog\' course — m\' 

first association with Dean Mossman. 
She was dealing with the concept of 
egoct-ntrism. I saw, in my mind's 
c\e, her drawing a tiny circle inside 
a larger one, explaining that most 
of us tend to view situations in terms 
of oiu- own experiences, that in order 
to work and li\e cffecti\'ely with 
others, we must attempt to perceive 
from a broader \iewpoint which in- 
cludes some understanding of the 
other persons position. Something 
in the dvnamics of her presentation 
that da\ in tlie '.50s struck a chord 
within me; and on this da\' in the 
'7()s, I became aw;ux' of many times 
during the early days of integration, 
and in later years in complicated 
group situations, I remembered and 
found useful tlie insights gained in 
that class period. 

Another instance, of which I am 
reminded e\'er\' four years at elec- 
tion time, took place in 1952, the 
morning after Adlai Ste\'cnson lost 
the presidency to Dwight Eisen- 
hower. That was the first year that I 
could \ote. Most Sociology majors 
were solidly for Ste\'enson, and we 
were a "dejected bunch" as we 
trooped into Miss Mossman's S a.m. 
class on No\'ember .3. She said, gent- 
1\- but firmly: "Cheer up! This is not 
tlie end of the world. There will be 
main' more times to work hard for 
the candid;ite \'on belii'x'e in, :nid I 


Miss Mossman on the campus of Ginling 
College In Nanking where she was head 
of the Sociology department. ("I went for 
two years and stayed six," she says.) 

hope that \ou will always continue 
to do just that." 

Giving attention again to thv dedi- 
cation ceremony, I heard Gladys 
Strawn Bullard of Raleigh, .saying, 
"I ha\e now been President of the 
Ui\C-G Alumni Association for 
t^venty minutes. As my first official 
duty, I count it a high privilege to 
ha\e a part in the dedication of this 
fine new building to a true friend 
of alumni." Indeed, how blessed all 
of us, as alumni, ha\'e been that 
Mereb Mossman chose to come to 
Greensboro in 19.37 from exciting 
assignments in distant places and 
that she chose to stay and plant her 
roots deep within our Unix'crsity and 
the Greensboro community. 

We, who passed through the por- 
tals of the Woman's Gollege (and 
UNC-G), internalized, as a slogan 
to li\e by. Dean Harriet Elliott's 
phrase: "People are more important 
than systems." I always think of 
Mereb Mossman as one of those 
rare indixiduals who has contributed 
continuously to the building of both 
people and systems. Her priman.- 
lo\e has been teaching, and although 
much of her time oxer the last 39 
years at UNC-G has been spent in 
demanding administratixe roles, she 
alxvays continued some teaching re- 
sponsibilities, thereby staying in 
close touch xxith students. 

From 19.51-1969 during transitional 
years, as our institution became co- 
educational and niox'ed toxvard full 
Unixi'rsitx- status, Dean Mossman al- 
xxaxs stood for the preserxation of 
an academic climate superior in qual- 
ity and strengthened by the most 
able facultx' to be found. Like the 
tasks of .Sandburg's Lincoln, the dual 
roles of intuitive teacher and strong 
administrator retjuired both steel and 
xelxet, one "xvho is hard as rock and 
soft as drifting fog." 

Concurrently, she contributed 
xastly to the community and cixic 
endeaxors in Greensboro, Guilford 
Count}', and North Carolina. In 
recognition of her many contribu- 
tions, she xvas named Greensboro's 
"■Woman of the Year" in 19.54 and 
receixed the O. Max Gardner Axx'ard 
from the UNC Board of Trustees in 
1956. Dean Mossman also contribu- 
ted nationxvide to the groxvth of the 
social xvork profession through pub- 
lications and adxisory services. 

As the University Chorale sang 
Gloria In Excehis Deo, I glanced 
around the interior of this magnifi- 
cent structure xx'hich xvas to bear 
Mereb Ethna Mossman's name. Its 
contemporary design is especially 
appropriate. While Dean Mossman 
has been a steadying influence, rep- 
resenting the permanence of excel- 
lence, at the same time she has been 
equally axvare of the positixe aspects 
of change, ready to meet the accom- 
panying challenges. 

The next speaker xvas Dr. Arnold 
King, Miss Mossman's long-time col- 
league, xvho brought a message from 
UNC President William Friday. He 
noted that if future occupants of the 
Administration Building xvere ever 
tempted toxvard "lassitude and leth- 
argx'," they xx'ould surely be "gently 
haimted bx' the energy and industrx- 

ot tiiis kt'en, intelligent, xxilling ad- 
ministrator for xxhom it is to be 

Chancellor James Ferguson also 
spoke of her tireless energies as a 
preface to his dedication of the 
Mereb Ethna Mossman Administra- 
tion Building to "one xvho has given 
a lifetime of devotion and labor to 
UNC-G. With a name like that, it 
xx'ill serve students and faculty xx'cll 
doxxii through the years." 

As Miss .Mossman rose to respond, 
hiT xvords xvere motix'ating and re- 
assuring. She spoke of continued 
xisions for UNC-G and of the chal- 
lenges open to those xx'ho xvill occupx' 
the building. She suggested that 
those entrusted with unixersity ad- 
ministration must ever be dreamers, 
taking care to see that the systems 
set into motion are designed to serxe 
the people of the state xvell; insuring 
that teachers and students, in Chau- 
cer's words, "may gladly teach and 
gladly learn." She spoke of the many 
students xvho decide in their college 
experiences xvhat they are going to 
do xx'ith their lixes, and she xoiced 
her conxiction that faculty members 
have the prixilege and responsibility 
to help them xxork through such 

As the ceremony drexv to a close, 
1 xx'as axvare of mx' 15-year-old 
daughter seated beside me. Hoxv 
fiercely I hoped that May afternoon 
that somexvhere along the xvay, as 
she mox'es through college years, she 
xvill be prixileged, as some of us 
xvere, to xvalk in the shadoxv of so 
committed a teacher, so visionary a 
human being, and so steadfast a 
friend as Mereb Mossman. Such an 
opportunity is surely among the 
rarest and most determining of life's 


Commencement / 1894 

Commencement 1S94, second for the 
small girls" school which was parent 
of the present University, was an 
outstanding occasion celebrated by 
almost all of Greensboro's 3,300 citi- 
zens. The depot, where trains arrived 
and departed in six directions daily, 
was decorated in the school colors, 
yellow and white, and residences, 
stores, even streetcars were bedecked 
in ribbons and bunting. Man\- gen- 
tlemen sported a daisy boutonniere. 
There was an extra reason for the 
celebration of 1894. The silver- 
tongued orator, WiUiam Jennings 
Bryan, and John B. Gordon, Con- 
federate general who had led the 
last charge at Appomattox, were to 
be guests of honor. (According to 
the Greensboro Record, Bryan lived 
up to his reputation, speaking nearly 
two hours without notes.) 

Mary Lewis Harris Reed, who 
died last December in the Presby- 
terian Home in Charlotte, was a 
member of that class. She remem- 
bered that day and other incidents 
from her two years on the campus 
of the State Normal and Industrial 
School, in a conversation with her 
niece, Annette Shinn of Concord, in 
August of 1976. Some of her recol- 
lections are presented in this issue. 
Annette Shinn: I have a copy of the 
commencement program for 1894. It 
starts viath a prayer by the Rev. J. W. 
Weaver. Introductoiy remarks were 
by the Honorable J. C. Scarborough, 
president of the board of directors; 
introduction of the orator of the day 
was by Governor I. S. Carr; and then 
the address by Bryan. 
Reed: He was eloquence personi- 
fied. I don't remember a word he 
said, but he held you steadfast. 
Mama came from Concord to hear 
him. It was an experience I will 
never forget. 

Q. At 8;30 that night you had Class 
Day exercises, and both you and 
your roommate read essays. The title 
of yours was "What shall we eat, and 
wherewithal shall we be clothed." 

A. I think my teacher suggested that 
title. All seniors had to write essays, 
then the faculty chose the best ones 
to be read at Class Day. It was nice 
that my roommate, Mary Wilen, got 
to read hers too. I had known Mary 
in Winston-Salem, and we roomed 
together, slept in a double bed. Later 
we taught in the same school in 
Winston-Salem. She taught high 
school, and I taught elementary. 
There's something I wouldn't tell 
anyone else. The teacher they had 
before me had no training, and she 
let the children run pell-mell any 
way, and no order about anything. 
But when I made the children line 
up and march to chapel, they liked 
the discipline. I was real successful 
in my teaching, looking back on it. 
Q. How did the college look when 
vou were there? 

A. It was nice looking, but we had 
to do a lot of things because the 
school was so new. We had to keep 
our rooms clean and get oil for the 
lamps and water from the well. At 
first we had to wash the dishes, then 
one day they announced we wouldn't 
have to any more. That was a won- 
derful day. 

Q. What were the girls like? 
A. They came from evcr\'where in 
the state, and nine out of ten of us 
didn't have any money. One girl 
from the mountains didn't have but 
one dress. She had never been to 
school in her life, but she stayed and 
graduated. We had to take exami- 
nations, and they placed me in the 
junior class. I always wished I could 
have gone longer because I missed a 
lot I wanted to take. 
Q. Do you remember any of the 

A. It was a remarkable faculty, all 
so qualified. Miss Boddie was aw- 
fully nice, and Miss Mendenhall. 
And Dr. Joyner, Dr. Claxton and 
Alderman. (Ed Note: J. Y. Joyner 
became State Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction, P. P. Claxton, U. S. 
Commissioner of Education; and Dr. 

Mary Lewis Harris Reed, a member of the 
second graduating class in 1894, was 
a teacher in Winston-Salem schools when 
this photograph was made. 

Edwin Aldennan, president of the 
University of Virginia.) 

There was one tragedy that first 
year. It was in the middle of the 
night someone came to our room in 
the dark to see if we were all in bed. 
They checked every room, and we 
didn't know what was wrong until 
we got to breakfast, then they sent 
word for everyone to come to chapel 
at 9 a.m. There they told us Lina 
McDonald, who had taught in the 
music department, had been killed 
when she was struck by a train walk- 
ing along the tracks west of campus. 
(Ed. Note: Lina's mother, Mrs. J. 
A. McDonald, a Winston-Salem 
school teacher, was a member of the 
committee appointed by the N. C. 
Teacher's Assembly in 1886 to peti- 
tion the legislature for a normal 
school, according to Elisabeth Anne 
Bowles" history of the college, A 
Good Be^inninii.) 

Mary Lewis Harris Reed remem- 
bered other experiences: how fright- 
ened she had been when she faced 
her first class in the practice school, 
how the observing teacher Bstened 
to every word without comment un- 
til the day was over, how much the 
Lady Principal, Miss Sue May Kirk- 
land, influenced her and all of the 
"Normal" girls, and other episodes 
from her two years on campus. 
Asked if she had any advice for 
succeeding generations, she replied 
without hesitation that everyone 
should read, read, read, study and, 
if possible, go to college, preferably 
to the best place of all, the Univer- 
sity which began as State Normal 
and Industrial School in 1892. 


Commencement /1977 


A PERSONAL FINANCE Seminar, spon- 
sored by the Alumni Association, was a 
Reunion Weekend highlight. Edith Conrad 
'58, right, account executive with Merrill 
Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc., 
who moderated the two-day seminar, is 
shown with Sarah Fleet Jones '41, real 
estate broker, who shared the podium for 
Session V on stock market investing. 

sented, left to right, to Betsy Ivey Sawyer 
'46 of Winston-Salem, for her involvement 
in education as a school board member 
and other civic activities; Jo Conrad 
Cresinore '57 of Raleigh, for her contribu- 
tions in the arts and in historic pre- 
servation; and Margaret McConnell Holt 
'30 of Concord, a multi-media artist in 
watercolors, oils and acrylics and a sculp- 
tor. Other award recipients who were 
unable to attend the reunion luncheon 
were Sister Mary Michel Boulus '47, pres- 
ident of Sacred Heart College in Belmont; 
and Clyde Fields '12 of Sparta, retired 
superintendent of public schools in Al- 
leghany County. 

leigh assumed the presidency of the 
Alumni Association, succeeding Eleanor 
Butler '57 of Morganton. 

CLASS OF 1972, first class to graduate 
after class government was dissolved, 
did not make a class gift to the Uni- 
versity. A step toward correcting the over- 
sight was taken at their first class re- 
union with the planting of a rock at the 
intersection of Spring Garden and Forest 
Avenue. Reunioning members of the class 
were mum about future plans for their 
"rock", but an effort will be made to keep 
abreast of developments. 

OLDEST ALUMNA attending the luncheon, 
Mozelle Olive Smith '08, receives a daisy 
from Alumni Director Barbara Parrish. 

EMILY HARRIS PREYER '39, who received 
an honorary doctor of laws degree in 
recognition of her activities as human- 
itarian, public servant and leader, is 
photographed with Chancellor James Fer- 
guson, left foreground, in an informal 
moment with NBC Correspondent Carl 
Stern who delivered the commencement 
address. Mereb E. Mossman also received 
an honorary doctor of laws degree for 
her contributions as teacher, educator, 
administrator and civic leader. 

1,908 GRADUATES included 1,352 who 
earned bachelors degrees, 509 who com- 
pleted masters degrees and 47 who re- 
ceived doctoral degrees. 


Campus Scene 

Astronomical Grant 

"Higher" education at UNC-G will 
take a giant step upward thanks to 
a recent $236,200 National Science 
Foundation grant. The funds were 
awarded to a Three College Observ- 
atory Consortium, consisting of 
UNC-G, North Carolina A&T and 
Guilford College, to build an astro- 
nomical observatory. 

Physicist Stephen Danford, co- 
director of the project, said the 
24-inch, reflecting telescope will be 
equipped with a low light le\-el 
television camera to observe 
especially faint objects and to \ideo- 
tape celestial sightings for classroom 
use and perhaps for area tele\ision 

The telescope, equal in size to the 
state's largest telescope in Chapel 
Hill's Planetarium, will make objects 
appear up to SOO times as large as 
those viewed by the naked eye. 
"Theoretically, you should be able 
to see the eye of a fly at more than 
one-quarter mile distance," Dr. 
Danford said. 

The facility will be built in rural 
Alamance Count\-, awa\- from the 
Greensboro city lights and other 
"light pollution" that could interfere 
with the sensitive equipment. It will 
be a community as well as campus 
resource, with \'icwing nights for 
local residents scheduled regularh-. 
Scheduled to open in late "fall of 
1978, the obser\atory will be staffed 
by faculty from the physics depart- 
ments of the three colleges, including 
Dr. Gerald Mei.sner, Dr. Robert 
Muir and Dr. Richard W'hitlock 
from UNC-G. 

Sex after Sixty 

People are hving - and lo\'ing - 
longer, and America's 20 million 
citizens age 65 and older are awaking 


to the fact that sex is not just for 
the young and beautiful. 

Yet one myth persists: that sex 
ceases after 40. But it's not so, 
according to speakers at a conference 
on "Sexual Expression in the Later 
Years: Myths, Mystery and Mastery," 
which was held on campus June 1-.3. 
The conference, one of the first of 
its kind in the United States, focused 
on the needs and desires of senior 

Participants included Drs. Leon 
and Shirley Zussnian, sex therapists 
at the Human Sexuality Center, 
Long Lsland Jewish-Hillside Medical 
Center. The Zussmans emphasized 
that touching is a lifelong need, that 
physical changes that come with 
aging should not deter enjoyment of 
sex, and that se.xual activity should 
be proNided for in nursing homes. 
"It's \er>- common that people are 
made to feel guilty by young nurses, 
aides and e\-en administrators." They 
noted that cardiac patients are often 
scared away from sex when the 
energy expended in intercourse is 
no more than walking up se\-eral 
flights of stairs. 

One physical danger the Zussmans 
do recognize is atrophy. "This 
happens to all tissues with age and 
disuse. We firmly beliexe \ou use- 
it or you lose it." 

Weatherspoon Kudos 

Some unexpected praise came to 
Weatherspoon Gallery in Mav 
when art historian-critic Robert 
Rosenblum addressed the annual 
meeting of the Weatherspoon 
Gallery Association. Speaking on 
the history of abstract expressionism, 
he cited the work of Charles Shaw. 
Shaw's 1937 geometric abstraction 
happened to be on exhibit a few- 
feet awa\-. 

The professor of art histor\- at 

New York University's Institute of 
Fine Arts confessed astonishment at 
the gallery's range and open 
approach in acquisitions. He was 
particularly impressed with the sight 
of three extremely different works 
hanging in a row: an abstract ex- 
pressionist pencil dra\\ang by Arshile 
Gorky, an art deco architectural 
fantasy by John Stor, and a realist 
portrait by Alfred Leshe. He ex- 
pressed astonishment that three such 
widely di\ergent works could have 
been acquired for the same collec- 

Mrs. Edward Loewenstein was 
installed as president of the asso- 
ciation for the 1977-78 year. In a 
brief acceptance speech the new 
president declared the support of 
Weatherspoon's visual arts program 
and fund-raising acti\ities to enlarge 
the galler\''s permanent collection 
as twin goals for the coming vear. 

Summer Interns 

On weekend nights, \atarhn Best, 
a junior, climbs into a police car and 
accompanies officers on domestic 
disturbance calls. A political science 
major and law school hopeful, she 
works with the Greensboro YWCA's 
Women's Aid: Services for Abused 
Women, sur\eying existing ser\'ices 
and following police and court 
response to the plight of battered 

Natarlin and ten other UNC-G 
students are participants in the 
University's fifth summer intern 
program in go\ernment and politics. 
Six other N. C. students are in the 
12-week combination of field work 
and urban affairs seminars for six 
hours academic credit and a stipend, 
when available. 

\\'hile many students work in 
such go\ernmental oflSces as plan- 
ning and law enforcement, others 

are on the "outside" looking in on 
big city decision-making. 

Jay Melvin, a senior urban studies/ 
political science major, is at the 
Carolina Wilderness Institute in 
Greensboro to obserxe how the 
politics of conser\ation changes 
landscapes from Appalachia to the 
coastal swamps. 

In the North Carolina Ci\'il Liber- 
ties Union office in Greensboro, 
Mallory Moser, a senior political 
science major, answers letters from 
prison inmates and listens to stories 
of citizens who feel their rights ha\e 
been abused. Her duties range from 
de\eloping fund-raising ideas to 
lobbying for the Constitution in 
Raleigh during anti-pornography 

In Gibsonville (pop. 2,500), senior 
Shari Bunton conducts research on 
housing rehabilitation and citizen 
attitudes on e\'erything from the 
police to effecti\e parenting. Shari, 
who designed her own major on 
child abuse prevention and treat - 
ment in education, says, "I've been 
able to see the problems people face 
in poverty and under stress and how 
this contributes to abuse of children." 

Other interns working in Greens- 
boro are Sheila Guerrero with the 
Fire Department, Spence Seagraves 
in City Personnel, and Helen Cagle 
at the Department of Social Ser\ices. 
In High Point, Thomas Devine is in 
the Communit},' Dexelopment Office, 
Susan Hardaway in the Planning 
Department, and William Connor 
and Dan Whitman are with the 
Police Department. 

Ferguson Publishes 

Wordsicortlt: Language as Counter- 
Spirit, a recent publication of the 
Yale Uni%crsity Press, carries more 
than. casual interest for UNC-G 
alumni. The author is Frances 

When Donna Reiss Friedman '6.5 ('69 MFA) came to Greensboro in early 
April to launch the sale of Greensboro: A Pictorial History, she presented the 
first copy to Chancellor James Ferguson, center. They are pictured here 
with the author, Patrick O'Keefe, at special ceremonies at Planter's Bank 
which hosted the announcement party April 5 and sponsored pre-sale of the 
Greensboro book. Donna is vice president and editorial director of the 
Donning Company, a Norfolk book publishing firm headed by her husband. 
Bob Friedman. Bob and Donna met while both were pursuing master's 
degrees on campus in the mid-si.\ties. Following graduation, they spent two 
years in England and Wales where Bob did Ph.D. work at the University 
of Wales. Returning to Norfolk, they established the Donning firm in 1974, 
speciafizing in pictorial histories. 

Donning's stable of writers includes two UNC-G grads; Ste\'e Stolpen 76 
MFA, who has written a pictorial history of Raleigh and is now at work on a 
photographic study of Chapel Hill, and Fam Brownlee "77 MFA, who is author 
of a volume on the city of Winston. Patrick O'Keefe also has UNC-G con- 
nections: for two years he served as a part-time journalism lecturer on campus. 

Ferguson, daughter of the Chancellor 
and Fran Ferguson and a member 
of the English faculty at Johns Hop- 
kins. Also of interest is the fact that 
Francie and her husband, Walter 
Michaels, are mo\"ing this summer 
from Baltimore to California where 
they will teach at the Unixersity of 
California at Berkeley, Francie as an 
associate professor of English. 

Meanwhile, Fran Ferguson admits 
to being somewhat awed by the 
Wordsworth opus. "I didn't under- 
stand a lot of it," she sa\s frankly, 
but she is looking forward to enjoy- 
ing her daughter's current work in 
progress about the early primers in 
17th and 18th century England. 
Francie did some primary research 
in England last year on a National 
Endowment for the Humanities 

On Piety Hill 

The ntighborhood east of the 
UNC-G campus was called Piety 
Hill around the turn of the centuiy 
because of the man>' ministers who 
lived in the community between Tate 
Street and Greensboro College. In 
the early Se\enties it became known 
as Hippie Hill because of the flower- 
ing of street people in the area. 
And in recent years, the deteriorating 
houses, traffic-jammed streets, and 
growing incidence of petty crime 
caused some to denounce it as "over 
the hill." 

But now, in a rebirth of neighbor- 
hood pride, residents are asking for 
a new name, "College Hill," and a 
new start as one of Greensboro's first 
historic districts. 

Most of the 250 homes in the area 

were built before 1930 in traditional 
and Victorian styles. According to 
an "Inventory of Historic Archi- 
tecture," which lists 179 architec- 
turally significant homes in Greens- 
boro, 12 of them are located on 
College Hill. 

"If these homes were in Wilming- 
ton, nobody would think much about 
it," said Mike Cowhig '69, a com- 
munity development technician with 
the Greensboro planning depart- 
ment. "But Greensboro is a relatively 
new city and what is significant in 
Greensboro might not be significant 
somewhere else." 

Designation of the neighborhood 
as an historic district was a major 
topic in May during a week-long 
series of charrettes, or community 
forums, which brought together 
residents with cib,' planners. "Char- 
rette" is a French word which de- 
scribes an old practice of architects 
who loaded scale models of designs 
on carts for transport to display 
areas. In this case, residents loaded 
up the city planners' wagon with a 
number of re\italization ideas. 

Ironically, the neighborhood's 
historic past is a cause of some of 
its present problems. "The area grew 
up before the automobile," said 
Cowhig. "Mendenhall Street runs 
along the crest of the hill, and houses 
were crowded along this street and 
Walker Avenue, o\'erlooking the 
campuses and the city." The houses 
are close together and the lots 
narrow. Few residents have pri\ate 
driveways, and they must compete 
with students and shoppers for the 
few parking spaces available. 

Tempers have flared, especially 
over parking and traffic problems at 
the Tate Street-Walker Avenue inter- 
section. The city, which regards 
the intersection as one of the most 
dangerous in Greensboro, initialK- 

suggested replacing angle parking 
on Tate Street with parallel parking. 
This plan was opposed by Tate 
Street merchants who feared a loss 
of parking places. An alternative 
plan, which has met with general 
approval, retains angle piirking but 
also incorporates changes to speed 
traffic flow and to increase safety. 
However, this would restrict access 
to campus by north-bound traffic 
on Tate Street. 

Fortunately, the neighborhood's 
early dexelopment has suggested an 
additional parking solution. 
"Although most of the lots are 
narrow," said Cowhig, "they are 
quite deep and originally had alley- 
ways running along the back of the 
lots." Now, many residents want 
these alleyways restored and ex- 
panded to provide parking at the 
rear of their propert\-. If this part 
of the revitalization plan is approved, 
several aesthetic changes could also 
be made, including backyard gar- 
bage colkction and a $250,000 
project to mo\e overhead power lines 
to the allev's. 

Some decisions on the area's name, 
preservation and parking woes arc 
expected later this summer follow- 
ing public hearings in Jul>' before 
the city council. 

A Joint Venture 

A federal grant of 8192,203 has been 
awarded joindy to UNC-G and 
North Carohna A&T State Unix er- 
sity for assistance in establishing a 
Teacher Corps Training and Dem- 
onstration Center with the High 
Point City Schools at Fairview 
Elementary School. 

Two graduate students from 
UNC-G's School of Education and 
two from A&Ts School of Edu- 
cation will be paired w ith classroom 

teachers to gauge the level of learn- 
ing skills of students and to plan 
activities to meet individual needs. 
Both institutions will supply edu- 
cation instructors for on-site classes 
to be held at the conclusion of the 
regular school day. 

Note from Down Under 

Dr. Tom Fitzgerald (Antliropology), 
on leave spring semester to inter- 
view Cook Islanders on their eating 
habits, had the tables turned and 
became the interviewee. 

In an article in the Wellington, 
New Zealand Evening Post, he 
explained his journey halfway 
around the world to do nutrition 
research. "I like New Zealand 
people and I am very fond of Cook 
Islanders . . . and people are not 
over-researched here." 

Fitzgerald's study, sponsored by 
the New Zealand Council for Edu- 
cational Research, examines dietary 
habits as a clue to how Cook Island 
Polynesians cope with a new hfe 
in New Zealand. After visiting the 
Cook Islands, he is now interviewing 
some 50 families who have resettled 
in New Zealand. 

He has put to rest one canard 
expressed bv' New Zealanders — 
that Cook Islanders eat fish and 
chips all the time and drink heavily. 
(To the contrary, Fitzgerald has 
found that Cook Islanders believe 
New Zealanders eat fish and chips 
all the time and drink heavily.) 
Actually he discovered that the 
Cook Island immigrants developed 
a "multicultural diet," combining 
native recipes with a New Zealand 
cuisine and a few Asian touches to 
create some unique dishes. 

Fitzgerald has previously studied 
the New Zealand Maori, the Cana- 


dian Indian, and the food habits of 
blacks and u'hitcs in North Carolina. 
Author of several books and numer- 
ous papers (one entitled "Ipomoea 
Batatas: The Sweet Potato Revis- 
ited"), he has written a study of 
Maori University graduates, "Edu- 
cation and Identify," which \vill be 
published shortly. 

Fitzgerald will be back on campus 
in the fall. 

"Mistake" Cake 

A Greensboro caterers "mistake" 
cake was the hit of the alumni board 
dinner on Commencement Week- 
end Eve. 

Several of the alumni trustees 
liked the tube cake so much, they 
asked that the recipe be printed in 
the "Alumni News" for the culinary 
edification af all. 

Anna Harxille, who prepared the 
dinner, willingly obliged in pro- 
viding the list of ingredients, "but 
it was a mistake," she added. "I 
reached for the pistachio instant 
pudding mi.x on the grocery shelf, 
and got the lemon pudding instead." 

Anna's Cake 

1 pkg. yellow cake mix* 
1 pkg. Jello lemon instant pudding** 
4 eggs 
1 cup water 
V2 cup oil 
1 1. almond extract 

Mix two minutes in large bowl. Pour 
one-third into separate bowl, adding Vi 
cup cholocate syrup. Spoon batter into 
grea'sed 10-inch tube pan, zigzagging 
cholocate mix through batter to marbelize. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. 
*Duncan Nines tube cake mix for best 
**The original recipe calls for Jello 
pistachio instant pudding in place of 

Four ol st\t 11 retiring 
faculty members who 
were honored at a Board 
of Governor's meeting 
May 13 in Chapel Hill, 
are, left to right, George 
Dickieson, Ruth Robert 
Prince, Dr. Rolf Sander 
and Dr. Joseph Himes. 
Not present for the photograph were: below, left to right, Charlotte S. 
Perkins, Louise Whitlock and Dr. Eugene Pfaff. 

Mr. Dickieson, a facultv' member in the School of Music since 19.38, is a 
former conductor for the Greensboro Symphom-. In recent years he con- 
ducted the UNC-G Sonfonia, a campus chamber orchestra. 

Mrs. Prince, who joined the W. C. Jackson library staff in 1963, worked 
in cataloguing in the science and math fields. She is past president of the 
N. C. Library Association's Resources and Technical Services Division. 

Dr. Sander, a professor in the School of Music since 1967, has built a 
wide reputation for his popular operatic productions. A native of Germany, 
he was an operatic singer in Switzerland and Germany prior to coming to 
the United States in 1958. 

Dr. Himes, who joined the sociology faculty in 1969, is author of several 
books and many articles in professional journals. Last summer he did summer 
study in Rhodesia on a National Science Foundation grant. 

Mrs. Perkins, who joined the faculty in 1960. had key responsibility in 
the Department of Drama and Speech as student teaching coordinator in 
speech pathology. She served several years as an academic advisor in the 
Office of Academic Advising. 

Miss Whitlock, a faculty member since 1944, taught in the Department 
of Business and Distributive Education and coordinated student teaching 
within the department. She served as president of Delta Pi Epsilon, a busi- 
ness education organization. 

Dr. Pfaff, who joined the history faculty in 1936, has taken leave a 
number of times over the past 40 years to accept fellowships and grants for 
teaching and study on other campuses. Author of several books, he was a 
member in 1961 of the International School of America faculty-, which trav- 
eled on four continents, and in 1966 served as a first secretary of the U. S. 
Embassy in Cairo. 




Tribute to Betty Anne Ragland Stanback 


James S. Ferguson 

In the death of Betty Anne Ragland 
Stanback ('46 and 'TOM) on April 29, 
1977, UNC-G suffered a major loss, for 
in many ways she symbolized what this 
institution is at its best. 

Betty Anne's life was many faceted, 
and any effort at describing it risks omis- 
sion and misplaced emphasis. But certain 
qualities stand out. First of all, she was a 
superbly intelligent person, one with an 
unmistakable bent toward scholarship. 
This was shown, predictably, through her 
Phi Beta Kappa record as an undergrad- 
uate and through truly exceptional per- 
formance as a graduate student. 

But her concept of scholar.ship went 
further — much further. Education to her 
was an approach to life — a continuing 
quest for knowledge that enriched the 
dimensions of life, individually and col- 
lectively, that provided understanding of 
society and of the persons who comprise 
it. She never stopped learning. And it 
was not surprising that in recent years 
she was identified in the yearbook dedica- 
tion at Catawba College as a "gifted and 
stinuilating teacher," one interested in the 
intellectual and personal development of 
her students. 

Betty Anne had an unusually strong 
service motivation. This, too, is understood 
best in an educational context. Knowl- 
edge, she believed, translates into en- 
lightened, effective, and responsible lead- 
ership for a community — be it a city, a 
university, a symphonic society, a political 
party, or a church. She had a faith in the 
capacity of mankind to surmount short- 
comings. Her emphasis was not on the 
divisions among men but on their shared 
qualities and interests. She was keenly 
sensitive to injustice and worked earnestly 
to eliminate any social condition that 
blighted and stunted the de\'elopment of 
the individual. 

Her Alma Mater was among the fore- 
most beneficiaries of her service. She was 
President of its Alumni Association, Chair- 
man of its Annual Giving Council, a mem- 
ber of the editorial board for Alumni Neivs, 
and 'Vice President of UNC-G Friends of 
the Library. In 1971 she received the 
Alumni Service Award for outstanding 
service to her university and community. 
During the last four years of her life she 
served as a member and \'ice Chairman of 
UNC-G's Board of Trustees. Her ambition 
for the University was that it continue to 



Betty Anne Stanback 

be a decisi\e influence in the lives of the 
people who study here and in society in 
general, and she helped to raar.shal the 
resources to maintain such a school. 

She had outstanding talent as a writer, 
a fact that was made clear during her 
.senior year when she was Editor of The 
Carolinian. Following graduation and initial 
graduate study at Chapel Hill, she was 
employed by the \\'inston-Salem Journal 
and the Salisbury Post as a reporter and 
columnist, work that she terminated when 
she became a "full-time" housewife and 
mother. In later years she was known 
especially for her perceptixe book re%iews 
which appeared in The Saturday Review, 
the Salisbuiy Post, the Greensbo-.o Daily 
News, and the Charlotte Observer. It was 
through this medium that her unusual 
literary knowledge and her humanistic 
understanding came to the fore. Quite 
appropriately, her principal teaching at 
Catawba was in the field of creative 

The University at Greensboro honors 
the memory of this worthy daughter and 
expresses condolences to her hu.sband, 
William Charles Stanback; their three 
children, Anne Elizabeth, John William, 
and Mark Thomas; her mother, Mrs. 
Bessie Wright Ragland ('15); and her 
half-sister, Mrs. Mary Louise Ramey. Hers 
is a noble record. 

'07 - Belle Hampton, 89, died Feb. 28 in 
John Umstead Ho.spital, Butner. A retired 
schoolteacher, she had taught in Durham, 
Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Wilson 
high schools. 

16 — Jeannette Cox St. Amand died Dec. 
10; sur\i\ors include two sisters, Olivera 
Cox Rouse 17 and \'enetia Cox. 
'18 - Ethel Lovett died March 13 in 
Asheboro. A nati\e of Asheboro, she was 
a member of Central United 
Church and a past worthy grand matron 
of the Order of the Eastern Star for N. C. 
She served in the Women's Army Corps 
and was a Selective Service Auchtor for 
the federal government. 
'2.3 - Rachel Wall, 71, died March 24 in 
Maryfield Nursing Home, High Point. A 
lifelong resident of High Point, she was 
retired secretary to the postmaster and a 
member of Wesley Memorial United 
Methodist Church. She was the sister of 
Edna Wall Smith '18. 
26 — Marie Coxe Matheson died March 
13 in Cono\er. Her hu,sband died five 
da\s later. She was the sister of Agnes 
Cox Watkins '27. 

'27 — Mary Elizabeth Council Carroll died 
.\pril 2 in Mount .\.\x\. She was the 
mother of Sallie Carroll Park .58 and 
Martha Elizabeth Carroll '62. 

'27 — Emeline Louise Gilbert, 70, died 
at Davis Ho.spital, Statesville, March 15, 
after a one-week illness. She did graduate 
study at UNC-G, at the Universit\- of 
Maryland and the Berkshire School of 
.Art in Mass. A member of the N. C. As- 
sociated Artists, Southeastern Art Teachers 
A.ssn., and a past president of the States- 
ville Artists Guild, she taught art in her 
home for many years and until 1969 
taught at Mitchell College. Among sur- 
\ ivors is a sister Margaret Gilbert Oros 

'33 — Jessie Koontz Blackwood, 64, died 
March 15 in Forsyth Memorial Hospital, 
Winston-Salem. Sur\i\ors include her hus- 
band and sister, Luella Koontz Erwin '22. 
'35 — Willa Marks is deceased according 
to information received by the Alumni 

'38 — Rosemary Snyder Hermansader, 60, 
artist and collector, died Nov. 4 at her 
home in Redding, CT, after a two-week 
illness. She studied at the McDowell 
School of Dress Design in New York 
before her marriage and was a designer 
of accessories for Lanz of Salzburg. She 
and husband John, a painter and art 
director whose interest in arts and crafts 
matched her own, converted an early 19th 
century barn and carriage house into a 
home which served not only as a work- 
shop and studio, but as an art gallery 
for their extensive collection of art treas- 
ures. Her abilities as an artist and an 
organizer were soon recognized by the 
community where she ser\ed six years on 
the board of directors of Brookfield Craft 
Center. She conducted experiments with 
centuries-old arts such as mosaic tile and 
copper enameling and studied kite-in- 
spired constructions under Fumio Yoshi- 
mvua. She served for many years on the 
art committee of the Danbury Library, 
was a member of the Board of Trustees of 
the Mental Health Assn. of Connecticut, 
and a volunteer at Fairfield Hills Hosp. 


A New Broom — Evon Welch Dean 'J,2 was front page 
copy in both the Greensboro "News" and "Record" in 
April when she was elected to chair the Guilford County 
Board of Education. She replaced veteran board member 
Howard Carr who had served in that post for 26 years. 
Evon plans to open school board deliberations to the 
public and invite more debate and participation from 
citizens. Under her direction, the board will seek a 
new evaluation of the curriculum, more parental involve- 
meyit in the schools, and careful screening of growth and 
construction needs. 

Health Informant — Margaret Underwood Latham '61 
is a registered nurse whose service extends statewide as 
Program Coordinator for the S. C. Heart Association, 
Kidney Foundation and Diabetes Association. She is in 
charge of referral and stroke service and also provides 
information on support programs available through 
the three organizations. At present, coordinating volunteer 
efforts is a major activity. To date ten counties have 
been organized, and plans are to reach the entire state. 

'41 — Janet Morrison Wocel died March 
13 in Huntington, NY. 
'42 — Mary Jean Gwynn died May 11, 

'42 - Carol Hall Smith of New Bern died 
Nov. 16 following a lengthv illness. 
'52 - Shirley Hack Hamilton, 46, died 
Feb. 27 at her home in Fairfax, VA. She 
traveled e.xtensively with her husband, 
who is on the staff of the Joint Chiefs 
of Staff, on tours of duty in the States and 
li\ed one \ear in ItaK'. She was active 
in the Fairfa.x Meals-on-Wheels program, 
an officer in the Old Lee Highway Civic 
Assn. and the Navy Relief Society. She 
is survi\ed b\' her husband and three sons. 
'59 - Alice Jones Everhart (MEd) died 
April 3 in Rowan Manor Nursing Center 
in Salisbury. A nati%e of Thoniasville, she 
taught at Thoniasville Junior High School 
and at Dasidson County Community Col- 
lege until her retirement in 1971. 
'60 - Mona Pennington Riddle (MEd), 44, 
died March 18 in a Spartanburg, SC, hos- 
pital. A nati\e of Thoniasville, she was 
a schoolteacher in High Point. 
'66 — Joanne Darden Banner of Greens- 
boro and her three-year-old daughter were 
killed April 12 in an automobile accident 
in which her se\en-year-old daughter 
was critically injured . 
'72 — Linda Sue Anderson, 27, was killed 
in an automol)ile accident near Burlington 
March 19. She was born in the Philippines 
and employed by Ciba Geigy Co., Greens- 
boro; sur\ivors include her sister, Debra 
Anderson Fowlkes '74. 
'73 — Bettina Brown Coker, 26, died 
March 4 at her home in Oak Ridge. A 
teacher at Stoke.sdale Elem. Sch., she is 
sur\ived by her husband and daughter. 


The Alumni Association expresses sijmpafhii 

'24 — Mary Grier Egerton whose husband 
died March 9; he was the father of 
Mary Egerton Albright '67. 
'27 — \'ernelle Fuller Blackwell whose 
husliand died in May 1976. 
'28 — Frances Marsh Gibson whose hus- 
band died February 19. 
'28 — Frances Poole Seawell whose hus- 
band died Januar>' 20. 
'28 — Susie Walker Rankin whose husband 
died April 23; he was the father of Mary 
Sue Rankin Lane '57. 

'33 — Mary McMillan Smith whose hus- 
band died March 23. 
'35 — Virginia Adams Walters whose son's 

body was one of 12 turned o\er to an 
American delegation by the Vietnamese 
go\ernment in March. He had been miss- 
ing in action since Dec. 1966. 
'38 - Marie McNeely Stone whose mother 
died Feb. 28. 

'39 — Polly Smith Frazier whose father 
died in May of 1976. 

'40 — May Crookes Parrish whose son 
died March 1. 

'40 - Frances King VVyrick whose hus- 
band died March 25. 

'46 — Margaret Goodson Roval whose 
father died Feb. 14. 

47 — Carol Armstrong Foreman whose 
husband died Oct. 8. 

'47 — Roberta Austin Widnian and Mary 
Austin Tugnian '52 whose father died 
April 19. 

'48 — Martyvonne Dehoney whose father 
died last year. 

'49 - Frances Lynch Lloyd whose father 
died .\pril 6. 

'50 — Patricia Hubbard McLean whose 
father died March 15. 
51 — Enid Ayers Cope whose mother 
died April 23. 

'51 - Cecelia Cone Walker whose 17- 
>'ear-old daughter X'icky was killed in an 
automobile accident April 7; she was the 
sister of Kathy Walker Chatfield "76. 
'51 — Peggy Rimmer Goldstein who,se 
mother died Sept. 15. 
'53 - Jo Ann Fuller Black whose mother 
died March 30. 

'56 — Eugenia Green Brock whose father 
died April 4. 

'57 - Ann Biu-ke Braxton and Sara Burke 
Stultz '64 whose father died Feb. 20. 
'60 - Norma McGehee Cline whose father 
died April 23; he was the brother of 
Eloise .McGehee '42. 

61 — Jean Borders Shaw whose mother 
died March 2. 

'61 - Julia Brown Milligan (MEd) whose 
mother died March 11. 
'61 - Margaret Trigg Sanderson (MEd) 
whose mother and stepfather were killed 
in a traffic accident .\pril 9 in Hills- 

'66 - Nancy Host Millner (MEd) whose 
father died April 13. 

'66 — Mary Graham Blake father 
died March 17. 

'68 — Ophelia Hildreth McGrott whose 
hiKsband died April 3. 

'70 - Mary Wiggs Patty whose two- 
nionth-old son died March 17. 
72 — Geraldine Nixon Hampton (MA) 
whose husband died .\pril 21; he was the 
brother of Gwendolyn Hampton '26, Sara 
Kathcrine Hampton '29 and Lou Frances 
Hampton Goodridge '30. 
'73 - Barbara Brothers Hill (MEd) whose 
infant soti died March 21. 


Tlie following infnrmation was received 
hu tlie Alumni Office before May 1, 1977. 
Information received prior to Augusi 1, 
1977, will appear in the Fall Issue. 

Class of '05 


Mary Stewart Brown li\es at 103 79th 
St., Holmes Beach, FL 33510. 

Class of 19 


Lucy Cherry Crisp li\es with her sister 
Lillian Crisp Lawrence '13. She is in bed 
most of the time but would love hearing 
from her friends (c/o Mrs. Louis A. 
LauTcnce. P. O. Box 27, Falkland, NC 
27827). . . . Alma Rightsell Pinnix, wideK 
known for her garden club activities in 
Greensboro, celebrated her 80th birthday 
Easter Sunday. She looks more like 60 
than 80 and has more energy than nian\- 
a 40-year-old. One of her most beautiful 
contributions to the city is a land- 
scaping project at Page High School, and 
the Page students remembered "her da\'" 
with a birthday greeting with o\er 300 
signatures and a silver bowl. 

Class of '20 


Ruth Martin Cross, who will be 80 in 
Aug., li\es at 9406 Brandywine, Clinton. 
MD. She has kept in touch with the 
Uni\ersity through the years and WTites 
"it has been a great pleasure to m;^. 
I ha\e had a rewarding life, good health 
all the way. Hope I'll be around in 1978." 


For Greensboro Beautiful — // Greensboro, The 
Gate City, becomes known as The Dogwood City, 
Katherine Gregg Barber '23 will be responsible to a 
large degree, although she modestly disclaims credit. 
Katherine headed the Greensboro Garden Council's 
city-wide campaign ( 195i-57 1 to plant 35,000 dogwoods 
in every section of the city. The success of the venture 
was evident this year when the Greensboro Garden 
Council spo7isored its first Dogwood Tour, naming 
Katherine honorary chairman. She is hoping the tour ivill 
he a first step toward her ultimate dream of Greensboro 
as the center of an annual dogwood festival, second 
only to the annual cherry blossom festival in Washington. 

Class of '24 

plus t^KHip, 

and actixitie 

rraiiRes iiK-aniiiK'ful progi-aiiis 
for the KTOup. 


Edna Bell Sitler and husband Howavd 
were recognized in Fel). for their outstand- 
ing work with senior citizens in Alexander 
Co. The occasion was a banquet spon- 
sored by the four-county Councils of 
Go\'ernment. Edna, who chairs the 50- 

Class of '25 


Maxine Tavlor Fountain and luisb; 
A. M. Fountain, XCSl' 

member, celebrated their fortieth anni- 
versary this spring. A pleasant surprise 
was finding she could wear her wedding 
dress, and even had to take it up a 
little! Daughter iVIarcia Fountain '64, 
member of the music faculty at the U. 
of Texas, was on hand for the celebration. 
Since both of Maxine's children as well 
as her daughter-in-law have academic 
doctorates, she has been described as 
the only single-degree uomen in X. C. 

CLASS OF 1927. Row 1 (left to right): Louise Smith, Lil Davis 
McGlaughon, Sarah Boyd, Louise Phillips Kiser, Emma Belle 
Harris Sweeney, Lilian Pearson Brinton, Agnes Coxe Watkins, 
Elizabeth Stoudemire Coble. Row 2: Wlurle Harvey Nelson, Zada 
Wright Fair, Julia McNairy Grady, Annie Cline Earnhardt Payne, 
Serena Peacock Everett, Nina Smith Fellows, Susan Borden. 
Row 3: Verna Lentz, (skip across) Lib Hamer Peques, (skip across) 
Ruth Jones Anderson, Jo Dudley Obenshain, Katharine Lewis 
Bundy, Wilsie Jobe Maness Row 4; Catharine Cox Shaftesbury, 

Norma Lee GiirKdnus Kiser, Christie Adams Holland, Juanita 
Stott, Julia Johnston Lopp, Blanche Britt Armfield, Gertrude 
Tarleton McCabe. Row 5: Helen IVIendenhall Blankenship, Lyda 
Preddy Sowers, Jo Hege, IVlinnie Deans Lamm, Louise Respess 
Ervin, Edna Coates King. Row 6: Daphine Doster, Mary Frances 
Craven Stephens, Elizabeth Griffin Freeman, Mamie Smith Wolfe, 
Rebecca Ogburn Gill, Eleanor Barton MacLaurin, Helen Rowel! 


Durham Ombudsman — Experience gained in UNC-G 
y:i(i)n)n'r intern progratn in serving Robert Hites Jr. '7U 
well in his veir position as Durham's first Citizen's 
Service Representative. As a student. Boh interned in the 
offices of the Greensboro mayor, the city manager and the 
Chamber of Commerce, later received a ma.-^tej-'s from 
American Utiiversity's graduate school of government 
and public administration in Washington. He worked 
for a time for the Federal Election Commission in the 
Capital before returning to N.C. as planning assistant for 
Gibsonville. Wife Patricia Plogger '7i plans to teach in 
the Durham schools. 

Alumna Centennial — Bessie Harding, 1S9S, one of 
UNC-G's oldest living alumnae, celebrated her 100th 
birthday .April 2.'> at the Beaufort County Nursing Home, 
her residence for the past ten years. Members of her 
Sunilay School class, many in their eighties, and from her 
church circle gatheied with residents and staff of the 
home for the occasion. Bessie sang the do.rology, but 
when it was suggested that she "retire," she objected. 
"I don't want to go to bed. I want to see it all," and she 
did. At last report, Bessie was looking forward to 
her 101th birthday and perhaps another party. 

\xilh four PhD's hangiiiK ontcj hi i aal- 
tails. "And she knows mure than an\ ni 
tlieni," snnieone remarked. 

Class of '26 


Lois Atkinson Taylor was invited to read 
"twenty minutes" of her poetry to the 
Winston-Salem Reading Club in April. 
She \wites that Martha Deaton Dugan '26, 
who li\es in Sewanee, TN, does volunteer 
work two da\s a week for the hospital 

Class of '29 


Arnold Sehiflnian, husband of Camille 
Brinkley SchifFnian, was recipient of the 
first "RetailinR Hall of Fame Award" 
from the Greensboro Merchants Assn. in 
March. After its presentation, it was re- 
named "The Arnold Schiffman Award." 
The Excaliber award, made by the Steu- 
ben Glass Co., may be gixen once every 
fi\e \ears, e\er%- 10 years or perhaps only 
once since requirements of this award are 
so rigid. 

Class of '31 


"Italian-American Folktales," a collection 
of tales and legends collected over a 
period of 15 years in the western New 
York area, was published by Catherine 
Harris Ainsworth this spring. 

Class of '32 


Janic Earic Braine Roberson represented 
U\C-G at the inauguration of John Edwin 
Johnson as President of Furman Uni- 
versity- on .^pril 22. 

Class of '33 


Carroll Weathers, husband of Mary Parks 
Bell Weathers, and former law school 
dean and professor emeritus at Wake 
Forest U., was recipient of the University's 
distinguished service Medallion of Merit 
at Founders' Day Convocation in Feb. 

Among the 22 Distinguished Women of 
North Carolina honored in April by the 
N.C. Federation of Women's Clubs at its 
Diamond Jubilee and 75th Annual Con- 
vtntion in Winston-Salem were Margaret 
Hood Caldwell '.33 (Litt.D. '57); Susie 
Sharp '28 (LED '50); Ellen Winston 
(LHD '4S); Gladys Avery Tillett '15 (LLD 
62); Kathrine Robinson Everett 13; and 
Lois Edinger (UNC-G Education faculty) 
. . . Doris Shuler Lester, librarian at 
Hart.sville (SC) JHS, retired in June 1975. 

Class of '36 


Mavis Mitchell retired last June as assoc. 
prof, of health at East Carolina U. after 
teaching 40 years. "Retirement is great." 
Her new mailing address is: P. O. Bo.x 
482, Aulander, NC 27805. . , . Bibbie 
Yates King was elected president and 
Betty Johnson Cheek '44 vice president at 
the April dinner mtg. of Blandwood Guild 
in Greensboro. Mary Lewis Rucker Ed- 
munds '36, retiring president, recently 
took a group on a historic house tour 
with stops in Richmond, Frcderick.sburg, 
Alexandria, and Washington. The tour 
included a private tour of the White 
House and the State Dept. rooms. 

Class of '37 


May Angley, who retired in 1975 after 42 
years of teaching (40 at Lenoir HS), has 
an e%'e on the world through her \olunteer 
work as president of the Lenoir chapter, 
American Friends Service. She's also doing 
some traveling — last year to Europe and 
a Caribbean cruise. 

Class of '39 


Reva Heidinger Mills and husband travel- 
ed in their Airstream trailer to Panama 
\ia Mexico and Central America. They 
were part of a 187-trailer group whicli 
included people from all over the U.S. 
and Canada. While in the Canal Zone 
they were addressed by Panama President 
Lakas. . . . Gladys Strawn Bullard repre- 
sented UNC-G at the inauguration Apr. 17 
of John Thomas Rice as President of St. 
Mar\'s College, Raleigh. 

Class of '40 


Katherine Brown Eaves has been named 
Teacher of the Year by the Cabarrus Co. 
Classroom Teachers . . . Dorothy Koehler 
was married Jan. 7 in Honolulu to Jack 
Ross Reed (Apt. 204, 2987 Kalakaua Ave., 
Honolulu, HI 96815) . . . Louise Meroney 
Chatfield is lifeguard for the senior cit- 
izens biweekly swim session at Fairview 
Recreation Ctr., Greensboro. Participation 
is open to men and women 55 years of 
age and older, and there are currently 
10 regular participants. 

Class of '42 


Catherine Paris Chandler and her staff at 
The \'cry Thing in Burlington collaborat- 
ed with Janus Theater owner in decorating 
the Janus Penthouse, Greensboro's new 
75-seat theater with a living room at- 
mosphere. Furniture includes swivel tub 
chairs, "giant" tub chairs for two, love- 
seats and couches, plus small tables to 
hold soft drinks and popcorn. A lounge 
located nearby offers hamburgers, sand- 
wiches, omelettes, crepes, quiche, dessert 
and beverages. 

Class of '43 


Martha Harris Farthing is prus. of the 
Greensboro Women's Bowhn^ Assn. 


For Services Rendered — When Lelah Nell Masters '38 
took early retirement as corporate associate director of 
public relations for Cone Mills, her boss, Vice President 
W. 0. (Red) Leonard, recognized her jnany contributions 
in a tribute on the editorial page of the "Textorian." 
Lelah Nell had edited the bi-weekly newspaper 
116,500 circulation) for 32 years, but this was only part 
of her multifaceted job. She also directed the news 
bureau and handled institutional adrertising and public 
relations projects. Lelah Nell received e.rtra recognition 
in May when she junketed to Wasltington to receive 
a national award for the "Textorian" for the best 
promotio7i of U.S. savings bonds in 1976. 

Class of '44 


Anne Carter Freeze was head of the 
working committee for a fashion show 
sponsored by the N.C. Art Society held 
in Pinehurst in March to benefit the N.C. 
Museum of Art campaign fund for a new 
state art museum liuilding . . . Margaret 
Johnson Bryant, who has been with First 
Fed. Savings & Loan Assn. for 10 years 
and holds a .grad. diploma from the Sa\- 
ings and Loan Institute, has been named 
mgr. of HolK- Hill's First Federal office, 

Class of '45 


Alice Mauney Snow, known iii art circles 
as A, B. Snow, has been experimenting 
the last fom' >ears with a silk screen 
techniiiue called seripainting which she 
in\'ented. She is continuing her studies 
under artists in Winston-Salem and 
Mount Airy where she lives. . . . Pat 
Rothrock, E.xec. Sec. for Africa, United 
Meth. Bd. of Global Ministries, was fea- 
tured speaker for Missions Emphasis 
Weekend at Greensboro's West Market 
St. United Meth. Church in Nhuch. Her 
visit came at the completion of a two- 
months' tour of mission stations in .Africa. 

Class of '46 


Martin Knowlton, husband of Barbara 
Bramble Knowlton of Durham, NH, is 
cri'ator of the Elderhostel concept in con- 
tinuing education for adults 60 \ears or 
older. He serves as e.\ec. dir. of the 
program from his office in the Xew Eng- 
land Center for Con. Ed. at the U. of 
New Hamp.shire. Begun in 1975 in New 
England, it spread to Iowa, N.C. and 
Florida last simimer. As reported in the 
Campus Scenes section of the spring issue 
of the "Alumni News," UNC-G's Office on 
Con. Ed., along with fi%e other state in- 
stitutions, is oilering the program this 

The four entrance gates to Guilford 
Courthouse .National Militar> Park, a bi- 
centennial gift to the comniunitv from 
the Guilford Battle chapter, DAR, were 
designed b\- Virginia Ford Zeiikc and 
husband Henr\. 

Class of '47 


Nell Swaim Sechrist received the MEd 
from UNC-G in May. . . . Sally Williams 
Bales, who recently returned to the States 
after three vears in Australia, lives at 
Route 3, Box 107, New London, NC 

Class of '48 


Nlary Creety Nikas is dir. of the Hambidge 
Center, an arts and conservation founda- 
tion in Rabun Gap, GA. . . . Martyvonne 
Dehonev is chnin. of the .\rt Dept. al 
Drew Li. 

Nancy Hope Willis borrowed a slogan 
from Re\lon when she addressed the 
monthly luncheon of the United Methodist 
Women at West Market Street United 
Methodist Church (Green.sboro) in March 
Nancx's topic was "touch and glow: get 
in touch with God and you will glow." 
Blindness is no handicap for this bus\- 
mother-wife whose other senses have 
become more acute with the loss of sight. 
She frequentK' judges rose shows, haxing 
learned to identify' tlie scents of 17 \ari- 
eties of roses . . . taught bv no less 
an authoritv than the late W. Rasmond 
"Teach" Ta\lor. 

Class of '49 


Janie Brooks Grantham and husband Car- 
son's two-week Ma\' trip to Greece in- 
cluded a one-week cruise in tlu' Greek 

Class of '51 


Madge Hobgood Jones, now retired, li\es 
at 1212 E. Elm St., Graham 272.5.3. . . . 
Peggy Rimmer Goldstein is a grand- 
mother! Gavle Allison Evans was born 
Sept. 19 to daughter Susan in Fairbanks, 

Class of '52 


Laura BradfieUI Edwards is a lab tech. 

Stone Mountain GA. . . . Ann Griffin Gate 
is librarian with the Nash Co. sehs. (315 
S. Pearl St., Rocky Mount 27801) . . . 
Dorothy Lawrence Bauerle recently com- 
pleted a hectic year as pres. of the Mar- 
shalltown, Iowa, Federation of Women's 
Clubs, which owns and operates a 102- 
\ear-old club house. "This past year we 
were without caretaker and cateress so 
much of the load fell on me. They were 
sure a home ec. major could do anything!" 
Theodore Leonard (MEd), asst. supt. of 
the Lexington schs., was elected pres. of 
Catawba College's board of trustees in 
Feb. He is the husband of Jacqueline 
Cameron Leonard '38. . . . Mary Lovett 
Spencer is a teacher in Stafford, TX. . . . 
Joan Pharr is with the Christian Rehabili- 
tation Ctr. for Women, Charlotte. , . . 
Ellen Rickert Leach (MLS '77) is librarian 
at Eastern HS, Mebane. 

Class of '53 


Catherine Elmore, assoc. prof, of piano 
and musicologs- at Campbell College, pre- 
sented a musical "sampler," a piano con- 
cert interspersed with comment on de- 
velopment of 18th and 19th century Amer- 
ican music, as a feature of a "Sunday Hap- 
ptMiing," in March at Buies Creek Me- 
morial Baptist Church. She received her 
PhD in musieology at UNC-CH in 1972 
where she had earlier qualified as a master 
of music in composition. 

Bettie Townsend Radford joined her 
husband in Sept. in Stuttgart, Germany, 
\\here he has been deput\- dir., office of 
resource management, HQ \'II Corps, 
since Jan. 1976. 17-year-old Jeffrey at- 
tends Stuttgart American HS while sons 
William and Fred, and daughter Donna 
attend NCSU. 

Class of '54 


Georgia Nicolas \\'cst, who performed in 
Winston-Salem's Little Theatre produc- 
tion of "Jabberwock" in Feb. returned to 
the Little Theatre stage in March in the 
lead role in "The Glass Menagerie." . . . 
Earlcne \'estal Ward, pres. of Asheboro C, 
has taken oxer the operation of .\shmore 
Bs. C. in 'Ihomasxille. 


Ross-Taylor Update — Eleanor Ross Taylor 'J,6, irho 
icith Peter Taylor received an honorary dccjree at la^t 
year's eo»i»ieneei)ient, has been named poetry editor 
of "Shenandoah," Wasliincjton and Lee's literary 
magazine. MeanivJiile, hw^bajid Peter has a neir coUeetion 
of shoit stories, titled "In the Miro District and Other 
Stories," recently released by .Alfred A. Knopf. The 
Taylors dii'ide time between Cliarloftesrille irliere lie 
holds the Univ. of Virc/inia creative irriting post 
left vacant by William Faulkner's death, and Key West, 
Fla., irhich has become the gatlierivg place for 
literary denizens. 

Children First — That's Minta McCollnm Saunders' '66 

number one priority in her new job as assf.sfawi secretary 
in the N.C. Department of Human Resources. Appointed 
by Gov. .Jim Hunt in April, Minta who received bachelor, 
ma.vters and doctorate degrees at UNC-G, will coordinate 
private, .'itate and federal programs for child development 
ajid service programs. The Reidsville psychologist, 
moflier of two, lias directed infant care projects on the 
campus and recently directed a mother-infant research 
project in Greensboro. She also taught at Rockingham 
Community College and served as research as.tistant 
professor at UNC-CH's School of Public Health. 

Class of '55 


hail Battle, son of Terry Gaulden Battle, 
won first place in the First Preslnterian 
Church Organ Playing Competition held 
in March in Ottumwa, Iowa. A junior at 
UNC-G working toward a degree in 
music historv, he is asst. organist at 
Greensboro's First Pres. Ch. . . . Marie 
Moore Summers is director of Cane Creek 
Day Camp at lier home on Cane Creek 

near Chapel Hill. . 
has joined the stall 
Charlotte ad ageiic) 

. . Martha Washam 

)f The Downs Group, 
as art director. 

Class of '56 


Libby Hill, who works full time and 

ihmteer at the Lincoln Park Zo 


finds time to "run " the Evanston (IL) En- 
\ ironniental Assn., of which she is a steer- 
ing committee member. E\anston is one 
of a few communities which has an energ\' 
policy as part of its comprehensive plan. 
The association is installing solar collec- 
tors and wind generators on the roof of 
the Ecology Ctr. BIdg., as well as spon- 
soring seminars and workshops to educate 
the public as to what makes a strong 
community ener.g\' policy. 

Jane Walton D'Auvray played the title 
role of Iledda in UNC-G Theatre's studio 
production of Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler." 

CLASS OF 1952. Row 1 (left to right): Peggy Arthur Miller, 
Roddy Rau Flow, Mary Rose Compton Decker, Babs Jordan 
Deatherage, Jane Kirkman Smith, Bunny Greenberg Paul, Nancy 
Jo Everhart Bowser, Mary Ola Lilley Peele, Millie Newitt Hogo- 
boom. Dr. Eugenia Hunter, Gloria IVIonk Smith, Edna Friedman 
Bernanke, Marilyn Tolochko Shapiro, Eugenia McCarty Bain, 
Glenna Byrd Kluttz, Anne Whittington McLendon. Row 2: Tommie 
Haywood Brockmann, (skip across) Janie Smith Archer, Pat Mills 
Bracey, Anne Russell Applegate, Patty Hege Garrison, Alma Davis 
Peebles, Shirley Smith O'Brien, Mary Alice Turner Ipock, Gean 
Claire Jones Gault, Jeanne Pinner Hood, Elizabeth Mcleod 
Sherwood, Mary Ann Ward Hester, Betty Lou VanHook Levenson. 
Row 3: Betty Grey Harrington Griffin, Nancy Gray Winslow, Betsy 
Richardson Ripple, Gerry Harmon Burch, Helen Day Haynes, 
Rosemary Boney Neill, Martha Lohr Smith. Millicent Simon 
Ginburg, Frances Hunt Hall, Dot Scott Paetzell, Carolyn Moon 
Sharpe, (skip across) Nancy Moore Gates, Hazel Dale Shores, 
Kathryn "Doodle" Kirschner Bentz. Row 4: Ellen Rickert Leach, 
Rose Fincher Patterson, Mary Jo Phillips Hutchinson, Patsy 

Wagoner Ralls, Fay Morgan Worsham, Ellenor Eubanks Shepherd, 
Doris Huffines Bernhardt, Jean Rotha Blake, Betty Duncan 
Friddle, Colista Weisner Price, Betty Will McFJeynolds Layson, 
Nancy Medford, Jo Carroll Thomason, Mickey Phillips Worrell, 
Ellen Shuford Biggs. Row 5: LaRue Johnson Wright, Carolyn 
Neece Dawson, (down-a-step) Margaret Sutton Nicholson, Mary 
Idol Breeze, Mary Evelyn Trott Mebane, Jean Andrews Earn- 
hardt, Lucy Page Wagner, Emily Micol Hargrove, Beth Bracken 
Coleman, Peggy Johnston Alspaugh, Barbara Jobe Michos, Betty 
Petrea Kornowski, Joyce Howe Wagner. Row 6: Susan Hooks 
Aycock, Betty Bullard, June Rainey Honeycutt, Carol Rogers 
Needy, Betty Green Hauser, Judy Welsh Nixon, Katherine Furr 
Reid, Carolyn Burton Landers, Pat Miller Lamachio, Louise 
Hodges Baker, Jean Okey Leonard. Row 7: Mattie Barringer 
Kelly, Joan Taylor Munger, Jane Sarsfield Shoaf, Emily Williams 
Scott, Hilda Marston Langley, Jeanne Straiton Craig, Janice 
Murchison Johnson, Pat Anderson Sholar, Ann Griffin Gate, Nan 
Gibson Overman. 


A Winning Coach — Jennifer Alley '72 iMSPE) 
coached High Point College women's basketball team 
to fifth place in the National AIAW tournament in 
Los Angeles and won plaudits from an Olympic committee- 
man. Dr. Jack Bailey. Bailey, who watched the competition 
for future Olympic hopefuls, observed, "High Point 
College has one of the best disciplined and finest coached 
teams in the country. Pni especially impressed with the 
coaching style and techniques of Jennifer Alley . . . one 
of the best young coaches I have ever seen." Jeymifer's 
High Point team won the regional championship after 
an unbeaten (27-0) season. 

Class of '57 


Ann Mcintosh Hoflfclder and husband 
Robert have a lot in common. Both earned 
their masters from UNC-CH and their 
doctorates from U. and MD, and botli 
teach at Cumberland C; Ann is assoc. 
prof, of Chemistry and Robert is pro- 
fessor and head of Dept. of Sociology. 
They have two children, 1.3 and 11 (Box 
989,' Collese Sta., Williamslnirg, KY). 

Class of '58 


Pat Addison (MEd), in her 11th season 
coaching at Greensboro Grimsley after 
five years at Kiser JH, was featured in a 
Coaches Profile in the "Greensboro Dail\- 
News" in Feb. The veteran coach (for 
girls basketliall and \olleyball) formerK' 
coached golf at Grimsley where her teams 
captured three successix'e state champion- 
ships. Favorite sports are tennis and water 

Edith Conrad conducted a workshop en- 
titled "Don't Sell Yourself Short," at the 
Greensboro YWCA this spring. 
Virginia Johnson McQueen is a sec. in 
Mt. Hope, W\'A. 

Born to: 
"Corkv" Goodnight Galphin and Robert, 
a daughter, Cordelia Rebtcca, Oct. 29. 

Class of '59 


Anne Kcssler Shields. W'inston-Saleni 
printmaker, was on hand to discuss her 
work at the opening of the "Working 
Drawings" exhibit at the Arts Coimcil 
Gallery at Winston-Salem's Hanes Com. 
Ctr. in Feb, . . . Angela Young Harrell 
lives at 661 Aknakoa St., Kailna, Hawaii 
967.34, where her husband, a commander 
in the USX, is stationed. 

Class of '60 


Suzanne Hanirick Morrisett was alto 
.soloist in fan. with the lohnson Cit\ S\m- 
phonv and Milligan College Concert 
Choir. She is soloist at St. Paul's Kpiscopal 

Ch., Kingsport, T\, and has appeared with 
the Symphony, the Bristol Con- 
cert Choir and at many colleges in the 

Class of '61 


Ann Brandon Burke, who joined the staff 
of the Guilford Co. Ag. Ctr. in .April as 
an assoc. home ec. agent, is working on a 
master's in foods and nutrition at L'NC-G. 
. . . Lorraine Khouri (MEd., EdD '77) is 
an asst. prof, of phys. ed. at SUNY — 
Cortland, NY. . . . Peggy Richardson 
represented UNC-G at the inauguration of 
Mary Evelyn Blagg Hue\- as President of 
Texas Women's U., Denton, TX, in .April. 

Class of '62 


.Marie Burnctte, a new member of the 
U\C-G Musical .Arts Guild lioard, was 
chosen employee of the year at Mobile 
Home Industries where she is insurance 
super\ isor. . . . Mary Ruth Linville Juniper 
lives in Bloomington, IN, where her hus- 
band is dean of public and en\"ironmental 
affairs at the U. of Indiana. 

Carol .Mann finished fourth in the Dinah 
Shore Winners Circle golf tournament, 
two strokes back of the winner, earning 
SU.OtIO for her efforts. She pla%s about 
two-thirds of the LPGA events and lanks 
fourth among the all-time money-winners 
during her 16 years on the tour. Rela.xing 
after a tournament means going back to 
her in Baltimore to her "trees, 
plants, quiet balconies, and good records." 
. . . Sarah Moore ShofFner has been pro- 
moted to a.sst. prof, in the UXC-G Dept. 
of Home Economics. 

Born to: 
Sue Williams Keith and lames, a daughter, 
Sarah Neil, Jan. 16. ' 

Class of '63 


Sue Daughtridge Guthrie is a computer 
programmer in Picayune, MI. . . . Intaglio 
prints In Anita Jones Stanton were ex- 
hibited at Mebane's Firehouse Galler>' 
in Ian. .A former art consultant with the 
Hamlet cit\ schs. and art instr. at Rich- 
mond Tech. Inst., she now dexotes full 

time to her drawing, painting and etching. 
Recent exhibits were at the .American 
Inst, of Architects, Raleigh, and at the 
Carolina Christmas Classic in Columbia, 
S.C. Her work has also been accepted for 
the Disney World Art Festival. 


(Completed in Dec. 1976) 
'A~ - Nell Swaim Sechrist (MEd) 
'61 — Lorraine Khouri (EdD) 
Yi2 - Bobbie McNair McCaskill (MEd) 
'66 — Linda Saniet Lurey (MM) 
'6S - Janet Chisholm Brieck (.NILS) 
'71 - Brenda Kimble Moon (EdS); Vickie 
.Mabe Campbell (MSBE) 
'72 - Beverly Beach Parker (MLS); Sarah 
Hillmer (MFA) 

'73 — Mary Campbell Gardner (MEd); 
Roger Kirkman (MBA) 
'74 - Charles Altschul (MBA); Joseph 
Hall (PhD); Lee Kinard (MA); Elizabeth 
Talbert (PhD); Thomas Tokarz (PhD); 
lerrv Warren (MLS) 

'7.5 - Neill Clegg (MM); Claudia Gill 
Green; (MSHE); Donald Hall (PhD); 
Anthony Mander (PhD); Jane McLeod 
(-\IFA); Susan Morris McQuinn (MM); 
Carol Northcott (MEd); Ann Robinson 
Yelton (PhD); Kathleen Snvder Somers 
(MEd); Rebecca Solomon (MEd) 


(Completed in Dec. 1976) 
'62 - Sarah Moore Shoffner (PhD) 
'69 - Cora Lee \\ ethcrington (PhD) 

Class of '64 


Leigh Ellen Parker, nine-yr.-old daughter 
of Ellen Rochester Parker, made her na- 
tionwide television debut in April in 
Greensboro. She was winner of WFMY'- 
T\"s contest for the best story idea sub- 
mitted by a youngster for use on "Kids- 
world," the 1 p.m. Saturda\' syndicated 
show which features young reporters. Her 
winning entry suggested a story about a 
neighbor's solar heating installation which 
uses the swimming pool as a storage miit. 
"This is Liigh Ellen Parker reporting for 
'Kidsworld' from Greensboro, N.C.," .said 
the \oung reporter as she wrapped up the 
tcle\ision session. Her only worry is that 
her big moment will be shown next fall 
when she'll be in London, but the local 
station has promised to sideotape the 
show so she can see it when she returns. 
In Sept. the whole Parker familv is going 
to London where her father, Elwood 


No Playboy Bunnies — The bunnies that Michael Garner 
'7') raises are irark. not play, but he enjoys every minute. 
Mike started raising bunnies during liis junior year 
on campus. Now working in Lexington as a recreation 
coordinator, he has a tiobby uiiich )ias grown to about 
7.5 rabbits. He e.rhibits some la Flemish Giant named 
MG 7, hopped oif with Best of Breed trophy at the 
AU-Soiithern Grand Fi7ials recently), sells some for pets 
and eats a few to keep his herd down. Mike says 
domestic rabbit is the most nutritious meat known to man. 

Ebony Bachelorette — Gwendolyn Harrington '7Jt was 
featured as an "Ebony" bachelorette in May but it was 
Iter work rather than a swinging image that interested 
the magazine. "They were most interested in the job, 
what black women were into, the diversity of the black 
female experience," she said in a newspaper interview. 
She is an art instructor for the High Point recreation 
department, but her real interest in art is people. 
"There's a woman in High Point I want to paint. She 
wears this bandana and an apron all the time. . 
When I see her there's something about her that says 
there's a struggle . . . what it's all about to survive." 

Parker, who teaches math at Guilford C. 
(but will be teaching Quakerism in Ensj- 
land) will spend a Semester Abroad with 
30 Guilford students. 

Alice Scott Armtield (MEd), principal 
of Millis Road Sch., Greensboro, for 14 
rears, was named 1977 Boss of the Year 
i)y the Nat Greene Chap, of ABWA. . . . 
Jeanne Tannenbaum is a hospital admin- 
istrator in Baltimore. . . . Elizabeth Tetter- 
ton Joseph is a jjrad. student at U\C-G. 

Greensboro's Junior League opened its 
community course for pro\isional members 
to the public this spring. Betty Ward 
Cone moderated a panel on major en- 
vironmental issues facing Greensboro and 
Guilford County; and Barbara Wells Sa- 
rudy '69, director of Youth Care Inc., and 
Claudette Graves Burroughs '61, a juxenile 
court counselor, were panelists on a pro- 
gram focusing on juvenile justice. 

Betty Ward Cone was named Outstand- 
ing Young Woman of Greensboro by the 
Greensboro Jaycettes at their Inaugural 
Ball in April. Carol Slawter Sanders '70 
was presented the President's Award in 
recognition of her outstanding work as 
a board member. 

Class of '65 


Katherinc Buie ^■ance ttatlus in Gaines- 
\'ille, FL. . . . Geraldine Kennedy Cas- 
tillejos is a teacher in Philadelphia. . . . 
Julianne Scurry is a psychological con- 
sultant in Albuquerriue, \M. 

Phyllis Shaw lives at 1801 Wright Ave., 
Greensboro 27403. . . . Barbara Tice 
Williams teaches gifted children in Vista, 
CA (2344 Mira Sol, 92083). 

Born to: 
Frances Guice Rogers and Alex, a son, 
James Alexander, March 2. 

Class of '66 


Jacqueline Abrams Wilson and husband 
Phillip are enjoying the States after five 
years in Belgium (205 Parkmont Dr., 
Greensboro 27408). . . . Marianne Bell 
Gurley is a weaving instructor in the 
UNC-G Art Dept. . . . Shirley Hendrix 
is a computer analyst in Chamblee, GA. 
. . . Gayle Lance Hampton lives in 
Ontario, Canada, where husband Jack is 
credit mgr. for Chrvsler Credit Canada, 
Ltd. New address: 3477 Rubens Ct., 
Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7Ni3K3. . . . 

Linda Liu-cy (MM), pianist, was among 
artists presented in Feb. by the Guilford 
College Sunday Afternoon Musicale. A 
?ligh Point native who has studied at 
Florida State U. and a student of Warren 
Rich of New York and David Pinnix, 
Greensboro, she has concertized extensive- 
ly for children's charities. 

Gail Phillips Stiles teaches home ec at 
Robbins\ille HS. . . . Betsy Reinoehl 
Causey, part-time financial .sec. for Pres- 
bytery of Cincinnati, still finds time for 
her children (5 and 7), teaches a weekly 
Bible class at home, teaches piano, sings 
in her husband's 100-voice church choii' 
and takes voice lessons. . . . Judy Ritchie, 
minister of Music and Youth Activities 
at Chadbourn (NC) Bapt. Ch., received 
her masters of church music from South- 
western Baptist Theological Seminary in 
1973 after teaching music in Brazil for 
the Foreign Mission Board of the Sou. 
Bapt. Conxention for two years. . . . 
Marcia Roe is with the Urlian Observator\' 
of Nashville in the field of child neglect 
and . . . Martha Roe Liles is an 
ex. a.sst. with Cambridge Properties, Inc., 
a Raleigh-based land deselopment corp. 

Nan Rufty went with the "Saturday 
Review" tour to Moscow and Leningrad 
last year to see the ballet. . . . Linda 
Samet Lurey (MM '77) teaches piano in 
Greensboro. . . . Mary Joan Sharp Bowen 
and husband teach a >'oung couples' class 
at their church in, TN, many 
of whom are UNC-G grads. . . . Carolyn 
Simpkins Turner is a member of the 
N.C. A&T State U. Home Ec. faculty. 
. . . The west wing of the Mary Duke 
Biddle Music Bidg. at Duke U. has been 
named for Alyse Smith Cooper, a member 
of the Duke U. Bd. of Trustees. Alyse is 
also on the UNC-G Excellence Fund 
board, the Presidential Advisers Bd. of 
Elon C, and the Board of Visitors of 
Guilford C. 

Sandra Smith Cowart of Greensboro was 
one of fourteen interior designers who 
created rooms for the N.C. Symphony 
Decorator House which was open for 12 
days in April in Greensboro. Sandra 
created a peach frappe "sojourn" family 
or guest room with chintz-covered love- 
seats-sleepers grouped in front of a re- 
production of a Louis XV fireplace. . . . 
Linda Stein Wienir is program coordinator 
of foster care services for the develop- 
mentally disabled at Family and Children 
Services in the Kalamazoo, Ml, area. . . . 
Betty Theiling Anderson, who teaches 
chemistry part-time to med. tech. stu- 
dents at Charlotte Memorial Hosp., has 
a new address: 3000 Simmon Tree Rd., 
Matthews, NC 2810.5. 

Joanne Tripp, who was married to 

Ralph Emerson March 2, 1976, is a mem- 
ber of the UNC-C historv facultv (Box 
257, Newell 28126) . . . Agnes Walters 
Bengel is a part-time Eng. member of the 
Eng. faculty at Guilford C. while working 
on her doctorate at U.\C-G. . . . Laura 
Winstead Pratt, who is in general practice 
in Banner Elk, is .sec. of the Avery Co. 
Med. Soc. and the med. staff of Cannon 
Memorial Hosp. She is also a member of 
the Johnson Cit\-, TN, s\'mphony. 

Class of '67 


Judith Swann Campo is a Inner for 
Da\isson's, Atlanta. . . . Sarah Wicker 
McCarty teaches in Auburn, AL. 

Class of '68 


Barbara Breithaupt Bair (MEd), a member 
of the UNC-G music faculty, was head 
of a project made possible by a $7,3(X) 
grant from the Robeson Co. schs. which 
enabled four UNC-G students to teach 
drama and music in the Robeson Co. 
schools where there were no regular 
teachers in those subject areas. She was 
assisted by Dr. Ethel Glenn of the Drama 
and Speech Dept. . . . Judith Brinkley 
Berry is with Eastern Air Lines reserva- 
tions oflice, Charlotte. . . . Carol Chisholm 
Brieck (MLS '76) is a media coordinator 
at Sedge Garden Elem. Sch., Kerners- 
ville. . . . Elizabeth Crittenden is regional 
rep. for Kazuko Hillyer, international con- 
cert management. New York. 

Elsa Eysenbach McKeithan and hus- 
band Kent, both alums, can give some 
pointers on earning a doctorate and caring 
for twins at the same time. Elsa re- 
ceived her PhD from the University of 
Pittsburgh in January, but it was nearly 
three years ago that she and Kent had 
twin daughters. According to Kent's 
mother, Dell Lambeth McKeithan, who 
received a master's on campus in 1967. 
"they dealt with the surprise in remark- 
able fashion and even had (the babes) 
interested in the time-consuming writing 
of the dissertation. I'm told that when 
scribbling at their table and asked what 
they were doing, (the twins) informed tJie 
questioner that they were writing a dis- 

Phyllis Gardner Cooper recently moved 
to Anderson, SC, where she devotes full 
time to being a housewife and mother to 


Landmark Saved — When art teacher BiUie Rivers Allen 
'J,6 learned eight yeatv ago that the Octagon House was 
to he razed, she saved the Laurens (S.C.) landmark from 
the bulldozer, then undertook research into the history 
of the 1S62 structure which led to the College of 
Willia7n and Mary library and an early 19th century 
book, "Home for All: The Octagon Hou^e," by Architect 
Orson Fowler. The Octagon House was found to be one 
of the few examples of Fowler's inspiration still in 
existence, thus historically significant. Government funding 
is helping in its restoration, and the entire community is 
involved, in preserving its heritage of an earlier Ainerica. 

three-vear-old Kristin (Route 1, Cumlier- 
land Way, 29621), . . . Emmylou Harris 
won a Grammy for best country Mical 
performance by a lady for her "Elite 
Hotel" at the 19th annual Gramm\' 
Awards show in Feb. . . . Christine 
Isley will be the leading soprano for the 
resident opera compan>- of Innsbruck, Aus- 
tria, for the upcoming fall season. She has 
sung with the Bronx Opera and the Bel 
Canto Opera House, toured with the Na- 
tional Opera Co. and the Goldoski Opera 
Co. and was with the New York City Opera 
chorus for a year before going to Ger- 
many, then Innsbruck. . . . Cynthia Knight 
Adelman is a SS claims adjuster in 
Riva, MD. . . . Cheryl Koenig Kelling 
lives in Concord where her huslmnd is an 

Barbara Leary is a book bu\er in Gold- 
en, CO, . . . Alice Jane Lewis (MS) li\es 
at 271.3 Luther Dr., Apt. 204. Ames, Iowa 
.50010. . . . Sherry McCullough Johnson 
of the "Greensboro Daily News" won sec- 
ond place (all newspapers) for reporting 
on home furnishing and gardening at 
the N.C. Press Women's Spring Institute 
awards ban(iuet. Other alumnae winn^-rs 
were: Rose Zimmerman Post '48, "The 
Salisbury Post," first place in Features 
(under 35,000), third in Colunms (all news- 
papers) and honorable mention in Inter- 
views (all newspapers); and Penny Muse 
Abernathy '73, "Charlotte Observer," third 
place in Layout (oxer 35,000). . . . 
Nan Ray Fesko, who receixed her MEd 
at Old Dominion U. last year, is a speech 
pathologist in \'irginia Beach. 

Jim Rickards, an asst. to the Guilford 
Co. manager for operations and the coun- 
ty's unofficial "artist-in-residence," held his 
first art show in April at the Greensboro 
Public Library. Painting is a hobln- and 
he specializes in pen and ink and dabbles 
in acrylics. . . . Susan Settlemxre Williams, 
an active member of the Virginia chapter 
of Common Cause, edited a weekK- news- 
letter for Common Cause activists dining 
the Virginia General Assembly session, 
and plans to edit a riuarterly newsletter. 
"Purely voluntary, but very rewarding and 
educational" . . . Chris Smith (MA), 
UNC-G .grad. asst., exhibited joottery at 
Greensboro's Green Hill Art Gallers's 
"flashback to the 50s" show in March, , , , 
Jeanctte Smith Black lives at Spinozalaan 
135, \'oorl)urg. The Netherlands. 

Born to: 
Joyce Davis Tynes and loc, a daughter. 
Tiffany Ann, Jan. 20; Annie Laura Jones 
Pickett and Wa>'ne, a son, Eric Waxne, 
Dec. 20; Pat Rods Cross and Pete, a son, 
Brandon Seth, Dec. 3; Sue Swavngin Cox 
(MEd '74) and Ralph, a son, Michael 
Andrew, Ian IS. 

Class of '69 


Barbara Belding Vraney is a librarian in 
Hampstead, MD. . . . Helen Cosgrove 
Cecil is mgr. of a Raleigh apartment com- 
plex. . . . Susan Courville Baldwin, loan 
mgr. in the Raleigh Income Property Div. 
of Cameron-Brown,, has been pro- 
moted to asst. vice pres. . . . Clifton Eason 
has been promoted to an a.ssociate actuary 
with Pilot Life Ins. Co., Greensboro. 

Gail Helderman Maynard was one of 
13 ASID members who designed room 
settings for the "Decor '77 Pavilion" at 
the Southern Living Show held in Char- 
lotte in Feb. . . . \lartha Hines Chaffins. 
who holds the rank of Capt., is Chief. Per- 
sonnel Management Div., US Arm\- Re- 
gional Personnel Center, Bamberg, FRG 
(APO NY 09139). . . . Betty Sue McRary 
is a legal sec. in Greensboro. . . . Mar- 
cella Reed Dunn is an attorney in Raleigh. 

Judy Self Johnson is a home ec agent 
for Anson Co. . . . Brenda There Jones 
teaches in Columbus, G.\. . . . Barbara 
Wells Sarudy was among 22 persons ap- 
pointed by Gov. Jim Hunt to ser\e on 
the reorganized Gosernor's Crime Com- 
mission. . . . Cora Lee Wetherington (MA 
'72, PhD '77) is asst. prof, of P.svchologN-, 

Class of 70 


Louise Allen Hamer ncciitK' (oltlir.itcd 
two big events: the birth of her first child, 
a daughter, Melissa, Feb. 8, and her hus- 
band's retirement from the USAF and 
their return to the States after SVa years 
in the Panama Canal Zone, They live at 
4947 Bethel Church Rd„ Columbia, SC 
2920fi. . . . Beverly Babcock, who was 
married to Rvland Dodson, an attornev, 
No\'. 28, is dir. of the Dainille Speech iSc 
Hearing Ctr. (Rt. I. Box 46. Ringgold. 
\'A 24586), . . . Barbara Benson Gunler 
teaches in Winston-Salem. 

Virginia Budny (MFA) has Ijcen pro- 
moted to asst. prof, in the UNC-G Art 
Dept. . . . Jill Greene Roach teaches in 
Kannapolis. . . . Bonnie Lash Clarke is 
an early childhood insti'. with the Moore 
Laborator\' Sch., Winston-Salem. . . . 
Milzie Pearson Brandon is an accountant 
with Texico Inc., Atlanta. 

Charter members of Southern .\rtists 
Agenc\', which \\'as recently organized in 
Greensboro to popularize N, C, artists in 
the Soutlieast. inckule Linda Rollins 

Hodierne, pres, of Greensboro Artists' 
League, Kitty Marsh Montgomery '58 
(MFA '71) of the Davidson Com, C, art 
faculty, Zora Daniel Bunin '55, who 
specializes in animal portraits, and Wil- 
liam Mangum '75, 'The agency offers 
a speakers bureau, jurors for local, state 
and regional competitions, training pro- 
grams and seminars for art organizations, 
and new works for out-of-state sales 

Celia Snavely has been appointed instr, 
in medicine (med, social work) and an as- 
soc, in medical social science and marital 
health at the Bowman Gray Sch. of 
Medicine of Wake Forest U. Her new 
position combines teaching and research 
responsibilities. . . . John Nelson Snyder 
Jr., husband of Betty Jones Snyder '70, 
is an attorney in New York City. 

Greensboro writer Sally Van Noppen 
Anderson was listed in "Best American 
Short Stories of 1976 " for her short story, 
"En\y," first published in the Winter 1975 
issue of "The Greensboro Review." Also 
included in the list was "Consumption," 
by Lee Zacharius of the UNC-G English 
faculty. It first appeared in the Spring 
1975 issue of the "South Dakota Review." 

Class of 71 


Margaret Adair Rountree Hevl, PhD can- 
didate at UNC-G (Child Dev. & Family 
Relations), spent six months last year 
stud\'ing at the U. of Uppsala, Sweden, 
and the U. of Copenhagen, on a New 
York U. Study Abroad program. She also 
did two independent studies in Scotland 
and England. . . . Jane Burruss Clayton 
is with the Richmond Co. Dept. of Social 
Services. . . . Linda Da\-id Crowder is a 
teacher in Roanoke, \'A. . . . Raynette 
Greene Covington is a teacher in Char- 
lotte. . . . Carol Griffith, flight attendant 
for Piedmont Airlines for fi\e years has 
been sec. for the local union of Assn. of 
Flight Attendants (AFL-CIO) for the past 
two >ears, and is a candidate for a na- 
tional committee post. 

Margaret Grose Lawson is an actuarial 
analyst in the pension dept. of Pacific 
Mutual Life Ins. Co., Newport Beach, 
CA. . . . Linda Harrison commutes from 
Winston-Salem to Mt. Airy where she 
teaches pub. sch. music. . . . Anne 
Hathaway helped develop an individual- 
ized math program at Northeast JH, Mc- 
Leansville, where she teaches 7th gi'ade 
math. Slie is currentlv working toward a 
MLS dcgiee at U\C-G. . . . Cheryl Hatley 
Knight, continuitx director for WBIG 

A New Mission — Jide Spach '76 
iMEdi, former missionary and 
irorldicide moderator of the General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.), ivill become ad- 
ministrator in August of the Triad 
United Methodist Home, a retire- 
ment center to be built in Wi^iston- 
Salem. An Air Force pilot in WW II, 
Jide flew missions over Italy as a 
B-2If Liberator pilot and, after his 
plane crashed in IHH, was held 
prisoner until liberated by Patton's 

Third Army. From 1051-1976, he 
iras an educational missio7iary in 
Brazil, heading the Fifteenth of 
November College and helping de- 
velop the ABC Crusade u-hi'ch of- 
fered food "schotar.'ihip.'i" and taught 
a half-million persons to read. In 
his iirir position, he will help in 
fund-raising, promotion and policy- 
making for the $5 million retirement 
facility to be constructed ivithin 
the ne.rt tu-o years. 

Radio in Gieensliorn. sa> s there is iie\er 
a dull moment in her work. During a 
March interview with GGO celebrity 
Donna Fargo, Cher\l recei\ec! a bom!) 
tlireat on the talk show phone. "Donna 
took it all in stride, standing outside in 
the freezing rain while the police searched 
the building, and then trooping back in 
to finish the show an hour later." 

Evelyn Howell Wetzel teaches in Dal- 
ton, GA. . . . Beverly Ijames Williams is 
\oluntecr services coordinator for the 
Guilford Co. Dept. of Social Services and 
works closeK- with the UN'C-G student 
volunteer center. . . . Anne Jackson Del 
Casino e.\pects to complete law studies 
in May (67 Strathmore Lane, Rockville 
Centre. NY 11.570). . . . Susan Johnson 
Overman teaches in Camden Countv (1800 
County St.. Elizabeth City 27909). . . . 
Mary Kendall Foushee does substitute 
teaching in Wilmington. . . . Junko Kil- 
biirn teaches in Fayette\ille. 

Ardis Koester (PhD '75) is a textile and 
clothing specialist with the Oregon State 
U. E.\t. Serv. . . . Carolyn Lackey is on 
the faculty of the Dept. of Food Science 
and Human Nutrition at Michigan State 
U., East Lansing. . . . Robin Lehrer is 
Vance-Granville Communitv C.'s Visiting 
Artist for '76-77. She holds an MFA in 
painting and drawing from the Claremont 
Graduate Sch. in Cal. and has exhibited 
in numerous group and one-woman shows. 
. . . Virginia McAllister, who earned an 
associate degree in nursing at Central 
Piedmont Com. C, is with the cardio- 
\'ascular reco\ery unit for open heart 
surgery at Charlotte Memorial Hosp. She 
plans to attend Charlotte Memorial's Sch. 
of Anesthesia. 

Charles Martin (MFA) is ex. dir. of 
Thompson Theatre, NCSU; district judge 
for the High Drama Assn. in Goldsboro 
and Gastonia; and founder of Raleigh 
Assn. of Theatres, an organization for 
directors, managers, and others in charge 
of theatres in the Raleigh area. . . . 
Bonita May Metz moved to England in 
Oct. after six months in Thailand and the 
Philippines. Her husband, a US.-\F capt,, 
is stationed at Lakenheath .•Kir Base for 
three years. . . . Cheryl Morris Eckstam 
is asst. dean of students, U. of \'.\. . . . 
Mary Morris Wasson (MA) is a meml^er 
of the faculty at UNC-Wilmington. . . . 
Millie Moore (M.A), who received a PhD 
in early childhood education at George 
Peabody C. for Teachers, is regional co- 
ordinator for the Tennessee Office of 
Child De'.elopment. 

Judy Oakley Gerner is a branch mgr. 
for NCNB, Whitsett. . . . Cheryl Parry is 
a research a.sst. in the Pol. Sci. Dept. at 
Stanford U, and plans to enter law school 

ill the fall. . . . Iris Peterson i.s a Social 
Securitv- claims rep. in Wilmington, XC. 
. . . Gayle Pipkin, drama grad. stu. at 
UNC-G, conducted si.x weekly drama 
workshops for teens at Greensboro's 
YWCA this spring. . . . Nancy Ramsay, 
who graduated from I'nion Theological 
Seminary with a Doctor of Ministrv' de- 
gree, is an assoc. pastor at Rocky Mount's 
First Preslnterian Ch. 

Douglass Rhudy is branch mgi'. of 
Greensboro's First Peoples Savings & Loan 
Assn. and wife Frances Starr Rhudy '71 
teaches in the city schools. . . . Charlotte 
Roberts Vount is a sales rep. for Smith, 
Kline and French Pharmaceuticals, a posi- 
tion formerly held by men only. . . . 
Alice Robinson Gotten and husband Jerry 
Wayne Gotten (MA '73) both work in the 
N.C. Collection in WiLson Library, UNC- 
CH. . . . Susan Ruzika, aquatic director 
of the Greensboro YWCA, gave three 
lectures on teaching different age groups 
to swim at the .■Kciuatic Instructor Training 
Seminar in High Point in April. . . . 
Deborah Steagall Lundmark teaches math 
in \'ero Beach, FL (2210 47th Ave. 

Carolyn Stearns York and husband Guy, 
both teachers in the Sanford-Lee Co. sch. 
system, were featured in "Who's Who" b>' 
the "Sanford Herald" in March. She teach- 
es seventh grade language arts and social 
studies at Wicker Sch. and he is a mem- 
ber of the English faculty at Central HS. 
They hav'e visited the European continent 
and Britain for the past three years since 
they feel that travel as much as anything 
adds to a teacher's experiences. . . . 
Susan Stroud Williams lived with a family 
in Angers, France, last summer while 
studving at the university. 

Paul Suhr (M.\), who received his MSLS 
at UXC-CH, is bibliographer of the N. C. 
State Library, Raleigh. . . . Holly Van 
Wegen spent a month last summer in 
\Vest Germany and Austria visiting re- 
latives and friends. . . . Jerri Yancey 
Hight teaches kindergarten in Delray 
Beach, FL, where her husband helps 
manage a wildlife refuge near the Ever- 

Class of 72 


Selby Bateman (MA), staff vwiter with 
"Reidsville Review," won a second place 
award in the feature writing category for 
dailies with circulation under 15,000 at 
the 52nd annual awards presentation of 
the N. C. Press Assn. in Jan. . . . Marsha 
Buckalew is a grad. stu. at Ohio State U. 

. . . Lynne B>Td Tyler lives in Fav ette- 
V jllc where husband Garv is a Capt with 
the U. S. Army Corps of Engrs. (6313 
Whitehall Dr., 28303). . . . Johnny Clontz 
is asst. dir. of Circle in the Square Drama 
School, New York. 

Laura Daniels Keever was elected 
recording sec. of the Greensboro Pilot 
Club in Apr.; Mazie Bain Bullard '43 
was one of five new members initiated 
into the club. . . . Rosanne Eubanks 
Howard is a teacher in the Human Re- 
sources dept., Charlotte-Mecklenburg. . . . 
Connie Hess teaches art at Turrentine 
Middle Sch., Burlington. 

When the Frank Holder Dance Co. 
performed at the Carolina Theatre in 
April they premiered a work entitled 
"Knarfs" choreogiaphed by Frank Holder 
(MFA) which was inspired b>' the German 
Theatre of the Bauhaus; alumni perform- 
ing with the group were Dierdre Dias 
'75, Catherine Findley '74, Victoria Hend- 
erson '75, and Holder. The Dance Co. is 
one of si.x southeastern companies listed 
in the prestigious Dance Touring Program 
of the National Endowment for the .Arts 
which includes only 167 professional com- 
panies throughout the nation. . . . Susan 
Howie Winstead is with MacDonnel Air- 
craft Corp., Hazclvvood, MO. . . . Walter 
Humphries is a metal fabricator in Lex- 

Jim Lancaster (MA '74) has been pro- 
moted to asst. dean of .students for student 
development and programs at UNC-G. In 
his new position he will assist in coordinat- 
ing student activities and the development 
and supervision of the University Con- 
cert/Lecture Series. . . . Judith Ledbetter 
DeGroodt, teacher at Armstrong C, is a 
violinist with the Savannah Symphony and 
the Savannah String Quartet. . . . Linda 
Lupton Aschbrenner is a legal secretary/ 
bookkeeper in Manassas, VA. 

Hope Spaulding Beaman (MFA) is di- 
rector of Greensboro's Green Hill Art 
Gallerv- of which Virginia Grier Booker 
'67 is pres. and Sue Kody Scagraves '76 
(MFA) treasurer; Alma Bozzuro White '74 
and Dorothy Chaudron Latham '69 are 
ex. com. members. . . . Jim Stratford, 
"Greensboro Daily News" photographer, 
was a for the Scholastic Art Awards 
competition exhibition at Weatherspoon 
C;allcrv- and Elliott U. Ctr. in Feb. 

Class of 73 


John William Andrews is a job anaUst 
with the Wage & Salary Adm., Greens- 


Soprano in Residence — Christine Isley '68 will be 
leading soprano with Innsbruck' s residence opera in the 
fall after a year of study in Gerinany and a performing 
tour of Europe. A J. Spencer Love scholar, Chris 
returned to campus to receive a masters in 1972, then 
invested five years in study and performance. She sang 
with the Bronx and Bel Canto operas, toured with the 
National and Goldovsky opera companies, and sang ivith 
the New York City Opera before going to Germany last 
year. The photo at right shows Chris as Pamina in 
Mozart's "The Magic Flute" during the Des Moines 
Suinmer Opera Festival. 

boio; wife Jo Ann Bcal '76 is a teacher. 
. . . Raymond Edward Bell is a banker in 
Elon C.; he is married to the former 
Nancy Bell '68. . , . Nancy Bishop Kirksey 
is an interior designer in Midland, MI. . . . 
Nancy Burke Garriss is a sec. in the NC 
Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. . . . 
Gail Conner is a marketing mgr. in Mon- 
mouth Beach, NJ. 

Mae Douglas, equal opportunity officer 
at Ciba-Geig\', was a panelist on "Ten- 
sions in Transition: The Contemporary 
Black Woman," the third in ^ a series 
sponsored by UNC-G's women's studies 
dept. in Feb. . . . Robert Lee Everhart, 
Winston-Salem, passed the \. C. State 
Board CPA examination in Nov. . . . 
Edward L. Frye Jr. is adult choir dir. at 
Rural Hall Moravian Church; wife Ann 
Winecoff Frye '72 is with Forsyth Tech. 
Inst. They have one son. . . . Ross A. 
Griffith (MEd) has been named director of 
equal opportunity at Wake Forest Uni- 
versity, including the Reynolda and Bow- 
man Gray School of Medicine campuses. 
. . . Emma Heyward is a computer 
graphics operator with Duke Power, Char- 

Nellie Hiatt Moore teaches in Marietta, 
GA. . . . Pam Hill is an interior decorator 
in Charlotte. . . Ronald Hughes, husband 
of Toni Hinton Hughes '67, is a med. stu. 
at UXC-CH. . . . Laura Kirkman Mc- 
Collum mo\ed last Aug. to Sanford where 
she teaches third giade at Mcher School. 
. . . Frank Nicholson is credit and office 
mgr. for Lowe's in Rock Hill. SC. 

Lala Ann Parkin Powell is an acctg. 
instr. at Central Piedmont Com. C, Char- 
lotte. ... Jo Anne Smith Doyle has been 
promoted to asst. \p with Booke & Co., 
Winston-Salem. . . . Linda Smith Sink 
has been named marketing director of 
Guaranty State Bank, Durham. . . . 
Janet Stanley Walters, interior design and 
planning .specialist with Wachovia Bank 
& Trust, Winston-Salem, has been elected 
general services officer. . . . Stan Swofford, 
general assignment reporter for the 
"Greensboro Daily News," was a first- 
place winner in the spot reporting division 
for dailies with circulation of 35,000 or 
more at the 52nd annual awards pre- 
sentation of the N. C. Press .-Vssn. in 

Class of 74 


Andrew Bondy is an asst. prof, of psychol- 
ogy at Rutgers U. . . . Marianne Buie 
Gingher (MFA), lecturer in creative writ- 

ing at UNC-CH where she teaches writing 
and children's literature, conducted a 
short story seminar at the City Rec. Ctr., 
in Burlington in Feb. . . . Larry Chilton 
is an accountant in Winston-Salem. . . . 
Alice Coe Shore (MEd '76) is a speech 
pathologist for the Surry Co. schs. . . . 
Karen Davis Hoppe is an aide to Con- 
gressman Quayle of Indiana. 

Janice E)raughn Snow is a med. tech. 
in Elkin. . . . William Hudson, debate 
coach at Ledford SHS, Thomas\ ille, re- 
ceived the Chester C. Coker "Outstand- 
ing Coach Award" at the annual Smoky 
Mountain Forensics Invitational Tourna- 
ment sponsored by Carson-Newman C. 
Earlier this year, he was similairly honored 
at the Trinity Forensics Invitational 
Tournament. . . . Mary Beth Johnson 
Pfaff is an interior designer in Woud- 
ridge, CT. . . . Mary Ruth Laverty is a 
music teacher in Durham. . . . Brenda 
Lunsford Lilly, Michael Lilly '75, and 
Craig Spradley '74, members of Greens- 
boro's .Acting Company, presented " \ 
Choice to Make" at the Southeastern 
Regional Convention of the Family Serv- 
ice-Traveler's Aid. 

Susan McCaskill Hilton has a new 
address; Route 1, Box 7.3, Walnut Cove 
27052. . . . Gena McMillan McLendon 
is breast cancer nurse coordinator at 
Emorv U. Hosp., .\tlanta. . . . Susan 
Miles' Keene teaches JH band in Fayette- 
ville. . . . Vickie Morrison Weaver teaches 
in Dunn. 

Charles O'Connor, who teaches Eastern 
Cultures at High Point HS, recently gave 
his class a two-week genealogical search 
assignment in preparation for a study of 
"Who are the Japanese?" The television 
.scries "Roots" and the U.S. -Japanese con- 
ference on Cultural and Educational In- (a N.C. Dept. of Pub. Instr. 
project in which educators frimi N.C. and 
Japan are compiling a guide for the 
teaching of modern Japanese history) 
prompted the assignment. The educators 
reasoned that it would be good for Amer- 
ican students to "self-identify" them.selves 
before going into .such a study. . . . 
Rosemary Peeler is a day care ctr. director 

Jo Anne Pcmberton Lancaster and hus- 
band are on the Campus Crusade for 
Christ stall in Memphis, TN. . . . Ellen 
Presnell Smoak is a clothing agent with 
the NC Ag. E.xt. Serv. at A&T State U. 
and a part-time grad. student (Home Ec.) 
at UNC-G. . . . Cathy Saunders Carlisle 
is an interior designer in Rockv Nh)nnt. 
. . . Elisabeth Elaine Talbert (MA, PhD 
"17) is a psvchologist with the Central N. 
C. Sch. for the Deaf, Greensboro. . . . 
Thomas Tokarz (MA, PhD '77) is a clinical 

psychologist in Merriam, KS. . . . Lynn 
Wilson 'Thomas teaches art in New Han- 
over Co. schs. (Wilmington). 

"Sports Illustrated" topped its college 
basketball section in Feb. with a story 
on the Yow girls and their part in wom- 
en's basketball. The story mentions mom 
and pop but it's really about Kay Yow 
(MEd), who coaches at NCSU, and sisters 
Debbie, who coaches at the U. of KY, and 
Susan, who assists Kay. Recommended 
reading! Most recent honor for Kay was 
selection by a committee of the nation's 
top experts in women's sports as coach 
of the West squad for the women's all 
star basketball game .-Vpril 23 at George 
Washington U. Kay coached the .NCSU 
Wolfpack this season to a 24-3 record and 
a No. 10 national ranking. 

Class of 75 


Joanna Beck sang with the New York 
City Opera production of "Mefistofele" 
this spring at .New York's State Theater 
and at Lincoln Center and in Washington 
at Kennedy Ctr. She is emplov'ed by the 
CBS Morning News in NYC. . . . Susan 
Coleman, a clinical counselor of an adoles- 
cent psvchiatry unit at Medical University 
of S. C. Hospital, has a new address: 87 
East Bay St., Charleston 29403. . . . 
Lynn Fisher teaches in Favetteville. . . . 
Sue Gibson teaches in Pine Hall. . . . 
John Franklin Greene is a grad. teaching 
asst. at UNC-G where wife Therese Hart- 
man Greene is a senior. 

Donald M. Hall (MA, PhD '77) is an 
asst. prof, of psychology at Radford C. . . . 
Lollie Holland is a speech therapist in 
Lansdale, PA. . . . Susan Mahaffey Keener 
teaches at Revnolds HS, Winston-Salem. 
. . . Mary Mclver Eddy is a computer pro- 
grammer in Charlotte. . . . Airman Roger 
McKoy is a personnel specialist with the 
Air Training Command, Columbus, AFB, 

Jean Paratore is a teacher/administra- 
tor at Southern Illinois U. . . . Barbara 
Radnik is a nurse at Baptist Hosp., Wins- 
ton-Salem (215 S. Edgeworth St., Greens- 
boro 27401). . . . Doris Slate Walls teaches 
at Woodlawn Middle Sch., Haw River. 
. . . Kathy Jo Snyder Somers is program 
dir. for Title \'II Nutrition Program for 
the Elderly in High Point. . . . Frances 
Tedder Hines is a family counselor with 
the Newport News Juvenile Court; hus- 
liand Douglas Wade Hines '76 owns a 
leather business. 

Dale Terrv works in human research at 
U. of Kansas Med, Ctr. and the Mid- 


Hollywood Honcho — Tony Clay '76 
appeared in tiro TV roles (as A.F. 
recruit and courtroom bailiff) in 
"Sgt. Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air 
Force" which will be aired on TV in 
early fall. Claij. who has been 
working at Universal Studios since 
Ills arrival )'?( Hollytvood last year, 
n/.s-o doubled, for Frank Converse and 
Mitch Ryan when not on camera. 

His interest in acting began in junior 
high school when he produced and 
acted in S mm films, using friends as 
actors. After viewing Hollywood 
films in production, he said, "I was 
surprised when I saw they made 
films in Hollywood the ivay I used 
to back home, only their equipment 
is a lot better." 

westoin Research Inst. (4102 Clark Ave., 
Apt. 4, Kansas City, MO 64111). . . . 
Phyllis Terry McCormick, a nurse, is a 
student in the ob-gyn nurse practitioner 
pro.ijram at the Med. C. of VA. . . . 
Frances Watson is program and publicity 
dir. for the Richmond YVVCA (Apt. .55, 
9012 Patterson, 23229. . . . Martha Wig- 
glesworth, who was married Jan. 8 to 
John E. Wakim, lives at 694 Meridian St.. 
Groton, CT 06340. . . . Rita VViggs has 
been named head girls basketball coach at 
Westover HS, Favette\ille. 

Class of 76 


Tonya Adcox, pianist, and Brian Lee, 
violinist and a UN'C-C Sr., gave a joint 
concert at the \.C. Museum of Art in 
March in Raleigh. She is presently study- 
ing with Stuart Prott. . . . Lanny Bischer, 
who is with the academic services di%-. 
of the UNC-\V Computer Ctr., taught an 
introductory course in Dec. on the Hew- 
lett-Packard basic computer language of- 
fered b>' the Uni\ersity"s office of con- 
tinuing ed. 

Pam Blackburn recently inter\iewed 
her "second most famous person" when 
Mime Claude Kipnis performed at Lenoir 
Rhyne College. Pam's "most famous per- 
son" is Margaret Meade whom she inter- 
viewed when she was invited to Greens- 
boro as Harriet Elliott lecturer last year. 
Pam, who is assistant to the Community 
Life Editor of the Hickory Record, gave 
an able assist in lining up a photographer 
for the UNC-G alumni gathering at Ca- 
tawba Country Club in March. . . . Lynn 
Brittian is a nurse at Greensboro's Moses 
Cone Hosp. . . . Patricia Ann Bullock is 
with Smith Furniture & Gifts, FriendK 
Shopping Ctr., Greensboro. 

Dale C. Cooper (MSBE), former asst. 
to the dean of the UNC-G Sch. of Bs., 
has Ijeen appointed chairman of the Dept. 
of Bs. Ed. at Sandhills Com. C. . . . 
Laura Gillie Rodgers teaches in the Reids- 
\ ille Cit\- schs. . . . Dana Jean Hessee is 
a nurse at New Hano\er Mem. Hosp., 
Wilmington. . . . Joy Johnson Holman 
teaches in Lexington. . . . Alice Loftin is 
a research assistant for the Federal Re- 
serve Board, Washington, DC. (1923 Bilt- 
more Street, NW.) 

Pamela Mays Starnes teaches in Hick- 
ory. . . . Lisa Midgett teaches a K-1 class 
of economically deprived children at 
Jones Elem. Sch., Greensboro. . . . Susan 
Milam was married to Isaac Warren Bry- 
ant Jr. 76 in Dec. He is working toward 

a BS in nuclear medicine at Queens C. 
and she is a veterinary asst. at Butler 
Animal Hospital (1230 Princeton Ave., 
Charlotte 28209). . . . Brenda Overton 
Languirand teaches in Greenville, NC. . . . 
Jeanne Pendleton Blackard is an interior 
designer in Greensboro. 

Cynthia Pierce (MEd) is a copywriter 
for WGHP-TV, High Point. . . '. Lisa 
Poole is mgr. of the Irmolot Ski Lodge, 
Banner Elk. . . . Mary Rodgers Crews is 
a nurse at N.C. Baptist Hosp., Winston- 

Phil Rubenstein, who eschewed the 
business world to return to campus and 
earn a drama degree, is working in New 
York City where he is already getting a 
share of the action. He portrayed Charles 
Mosconi, a syndicate hit man, in a Kojak 
two-parter in Feb. and has done several 
commercials in addition to roles in two 
films, "Davey" and "Hooch." He has an 
agent and is bunking at his mother's apart- 
ment until his family can sell their Greens- 
boro home and return to NYC. . . . 
Cecily Smith is an asst. Inner for women's 
sportswear in Burlington. 

Class of 77 


Cheryl Cassada Griffin (MLS) is a li- 
brarian/media specialist at the Gretna HS, 
Gretna, \'A (2865 Westover Dr., Danville, 
VA 24541). . . . Kermit Anthony Crawford, 
who was awarded a Danforth Graduate 
Fellowship for advanced study in psychol- 
ogy, will do his grad. work at the U. of 
\'A. He is married to Barbara Nobles 
Crawford '75, a UNC-G grad. stu. . . , 
Linda Doutt Wood is an accountant in 
Greensboro. . . . Naomi Long Richmond 
(MEd) teaches home ec at Greensboro's 
Gillespie Park JH. 

Jane McKinney, violinist, was a member 
of the string quartet which performed 
with the 37-member UNC-G University 
Sinfonia in Apr. . . . Eugene Rees Jr. 
(MSBA) has been elected to the NCNB 
board of directors, Mount .Airy. . . . Paul 
Townsend (\l.\) is with Kirk Rueker Con- 
str. Co., Greensboro. . . . Fran Watson 
works for a newspaper in Richmond (Apt. 
55, 9012 Patterson Ave. 23229). . . . 
Charles Wilson (MA), manager of econom- 
ic research for Wachovia Bank & Trust, 
Winston-Salem, has been elected an asst. 
vice president. 

All admissions, employment and promotion 
decisions at UNC-G are made without regard 
to race, color, sex, national origin or handicap. 

'64 — Ann Yarbrough to Lewis Frazier. 

'65 — Barbara "Bobbie" Bing to Bruce 

Howland Overman Jr. 

'68 — Katherine Jones to Phillip Sychra; 

Patricia Mae McCoIlum to Berry Victor 

Crowder; Priscilla Charlcne Padgett to 

Christophei- John Blanchard. 

'69 — Shirley Ferguson to E. G. 

ones; Sarah Phillips McManus to Taylor 


'70 — Emma Jo Dowd to John Donald 

Cuniby; Hollace McLachlan Ashworth to 

Sterling Cicero Brvson. 

'71 — Christine Anne Locber to Edward 

H. Winchester; Harriet Madelon Poe to 

Jesse Clyde Banner Jr.; Katura Veronica 

Williams to Jimmy Hershel Weatherspoon. 

'73 — Patricia Frances Anderson to Paul 

Ray Spainhour Jr.; Nancy Brooks Davis 

to James Arthur Rogers; Donna Hackney 

to Thomas H. Russell Jr. 

Marie Hiatt Banner to Robert C. Moore; 
Terri Dawn Jordan to Roy Keith Hunter 
'76; Sally Ann Shaak (MEd) to leflrev 
Reid Glen. 

'74 — Bonnie Jeanctte Blue to Ronald 
Clarence Barnes; Karen Suzanne Davis to 
John David Hoppe; Georgia Guest to 
Joseph .Andrew Williams; Emily Elizabeth 
"Hoffman to David Mitchell Hiiishaw. 

Bonnie Jane McNeill to Thomas Wil- 
liam Ellis III; Susan Elizabeth Willis to 
George Washington Capehart III; Martha 
Lynn Wilson to Randall Clyde Thomas; 
Ninevah Wood to Daniel Rhvne Murray. 
'75 — Estha Loretta Carter to James Wil- 
liam Shaw; Connie Drum to David Lynn 
Carroll; Marsha Dawn Edwards to Thomas 
Andrew Edwards; Brona Jane Jeffries to 
James Irvin Butler; John Albert Moore to 
Fredricka Elizabeth Dixon. 

Alice Roslyn Smith to Carl Taylor 
Smedberg ('76 MA); Brenda Ann Staley to 
Grady Ray Staley; Margaret Eliza Stevens 
to James Andrew Staley; Cynthia Dorothy 
Weavil to Thomas Victor Gentry; Teresa 
Carol Williams to Houston Burgess Lewis. 
'76 — Anita Poole Brewer to Rodney 
Pulley; Brenda Denisc Clark to Ronald 
Keith Murphy; Donald Edward Dalton to 
Brenda Diane X'ickers; Delores Ann Gask- 
ins to Ricky Glenn Butler. 

Neilsa Eileen Mesimore to Ronnie Con- 
ley Warren Jr.; Merri Ann Michael to 
James Michael Thomas; Susan Milam to 
Isaac Warren Bryant Jr. '77; Jackie Marie 
Whary to Michael Wayne Carver. 
'77 — Linda Vontrice Doutt to Robert Ed- 
ward Wood; Sammie Theresa Jochum to 
David Mayo Reece; Janet Yvonne Long to 
John Russell Teague. 


Alumni Business 

Barbara Parrish, Director of Alumni Affairs 

Nominee Suggestions 

To alumni who are active members 
of the Alumni Association — you 
who contribute to the University 
through Alumni Annual Giving — 
is extended the pri\'ilege of suggest- 
ing to the Nominating Committee 
each year candidates for Associa- 
tional offices and trusteeships. To 
exercise this privilege prior to the 
finalization of the 1977-78 ballot, 
you should submit your suggestions 
during August and early September. 
Two officers will be elected in 
1977-78 balloting for terms which 
will run from 1978 until 1980: a 
First Vice President, who will sen>'e 
also as chairman of the Association's 
Planning Council, and a Recording 

Six trustees will be elected on the 
same ballot. The candidates for the 
trusteeships will represent alumni 
who five in North Carolina con- 
gressional districts 1, 2, 3, 9, and 11 
and those who li\'e outside- of North 

Becky Kasuboski Cook "66 is Sec- 
ond Vice President and chairman of 
the Nominating Committee. Sug- 
gestions for candidates may be 
directed to her (2717 Park Oak Drive, 
Clemmons, NC) or to any member 
of the Committee. 

Serving on the Committee for a 
second vcar are Alice Thomas Ash- 
ton '.35,' Box 527, Route 8, Raleigh; 
Alice Ross Austin '45, Box 104, 
Lenoir; Jane Walters Bengel '66, 924 
Carr St., Creensboro; Gloria Brisson 
'71, Box 294, Route 2, St. Pauls; Ann 
Hogan Brown '60, Box .3.30, Route 
12, Greensboro; Barbara Barnev 
Crumley '66, 903 E. Park Dr., Lin- 
colnton; John E. Dubel, Jr. '72, Route 
4 North Wilkesboro; Aunt' Edwards 
Fuller '70, 413 Windsor Dr., Salis- 
bury; Betty Lou Mitchell Guigou 
'51, 509 Italy St. NE, Valdese; Morie 
Murray Howard '34, Box 26, Route 
6, Fayetteville; Susan Harrell Irons 

'73, 402 James St., Chapel Hill; Ster- 
fing Moore Jones '51, 1506 Parker 
Lane, Henderson; Paula Fountain 
Kermon '64, 202 York Rd., Green- 
ville, NC; Dawn Donahue Little '68, 
Box 1133, Route 11, Sanford; Ellen 
Tucker Lyon '49, 1210 Lake wood 
Drive, Greensboro; Ann Little Mase- 
more '23, 220 Leak Ave., Wadesboro; 
and Jo Couch Walker '57, 515 Alpine 
Rd., Winston-Salem. 

These alumni have been in\ited 
to serve a two-year term on the 
Nominating Committee: Donna Alls- 
brook Brock '64, 27 Beaver Valley 
Rd., Asheville; Barbara Horlacher 
Brown '70, 2526 Tower Court, Char- 
lotte; Elizabeth Clay '38, 1420 Ida 
St., Durham; Joanne Horn Eaker '.54, 
106 Ridgecrest Ave., Forest City; 
Anne Holmes Jones '44, 6122 Lan- 
sing Dr., Charlotte; Ellen Rickert 
Leach "52, 2726 Blanche Dr., Burling- 
ton; Jessie Potts Owens '47, 509 
Coharie Dr., Clinton; Enun'e Paul 
Singletary '32, 106 S. Aycock St., 
Greensboro; and Efizabeth Parker 
Wynne '51, 413 E.' Simmons Ave., 

Eights and Threes 

Alumni whose classes end in eight 
and tliree will be invited for re- 
unions on the campus during the 
1978 Commencement Weekend. Fes- 
tivities will begin on Friday, May 
12, and continue through Sunday 
which will be Mother's Day. 

Travel Options 

The pri\ilege of participation in the 
Alunmi Tour Program is extended 
to active alumni. Arrangements may 
be made, as well, for friends who are 
not alumni of UNC-G to travel in 
the company of actixe alumni. 

Three options are offered for this 
fall. On September 17 a tour will de- 
part from Green.sboro for GREECE, 
to return on the 25th. On September 

28 a tour will depart from Columbia 
(SC) for HAWAII, to return on 
October 5. On October 2 a tour will 
dep;vrt from Washington (DC) for 
AFRICA, to return on the 13th. De- 
tails of cost, departure, reservation, 
etc. may be obtained from the 
Alumni Office. 

You who want to begin planning 
time and money for travel during 
1978 will be interested in the Tour 
Program's next-year-options. (Please 
note that individual trip brochures 
are not available until approximately 
sbc months prior to the respective 
trip date.) 

On January 2.3 a tour is scheduled 
to depart from Raleigh-Durham for 
ACAPULCO, to return the 30th, On 
April 29 a torn- will depart from 
Washington (DC) for ROME, to re- 
turn May 7. On May 16 a fly /drive 
tour will depart Greensboro for 
GREAT BRITAIN ("home base" will 
be Stratford, England; free use of a 
rental car — except for gas — will be 
included), to return the 24th. On 
June 9 a tour \\i.\\ depart Charlotte 
for SWITZERLAND, to return the 

A txvo-weeks' trip to GREECE/ 
TURKEY will depart from Charlotte 
next August and will include a cruise 
of the Greek Isles. On September 
19 (1978) a fly/dri\'e tour will depart 
from Greensboro for BAVARIA 
("home base" will be Inzell, Ger- 
many; free use of a rental car — 
except for gas — will be included), 
to return the 27th. 

Service Search 

You are inxited to nominate alumni 
who have made "significant contri- 
butions to the liberal arts ideal in 
Service" for Alumni Ser\'ice Awards 
to be presented next Ma\-. Forms for 
use in making nominations b\- Jan- 
uary 1 may be obtained from the 
Alumni Office. 



Q. Will expanded hours for UNC-G 
offices pro\'iding information and 
services be in effect prior to fall 

A. The practice of extending hours 
for certain offices \\as introduced 
last spring. It was suspended during 
the summer but will be resumed 
again prior to fall semester regis- 
tration which begins August 22. 
Plans are to have the following 
offices open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays 
and Wednesdays: Office of Academic 
Advising, Office of Adult Students, 
Registrar's Office, Cashier's Office 
and Placement Office. 

Q. I have enjoyetl the excellent 
articles the quarterly magazine con- 
tains in each issue, but how about 
more news about alumni? It would 
be most welcome, especially in 
classes prior to 1970. —Alumna, class 
of 1963 

A. The kind words arc appreciated, 
and the point is well taken that more 
news about alumni is desirable. 
However, if readers will note, class 
notes decline in almost direct pro- 
portion to the lapse of time since 
graduation. In part, this is due to 
the larger graduating classes in 
recent >-ears — hence, there are more 
alumni to write about. Alumni are 
encouraged to send in news about 
themselves as well as their class- 
mates . . . newspaper clippings, 
letters, a note on your annual giving 
card. Please help us to keep in touch. 

Q. Who can p;irticipate in UNC-G's 
Alumni Tour Program? The brochure 
says "alumni and immediate family. " 

A. Participation is open to "active" 
(contributing) members of the 
UNC-G Alumni Association. Mem- 
bers of their families nia\- accompany 
them, and members of immediate 
("under the roof) families may par- 
ticipate without further gift to the 
Alumni Association. University 
faculty and staff and parents of 
currently enrolled UNC-G students 
may also participate by making a 
contribution to Universit)- Annual 
Gi\-ing. Non-alumni friends may- 
participate if they travel in the com- 
pany of alumni friends and also 
make a contribution to the Uni- 

Q. What do the recent HEW de- 
segregation guidelines mean for 
UNC-G? -Alumnus, class of 1974 
A. It's too early to say specifically, 
but in general they will retjuire an 
increased percentage of black stu- 
dents and black faculty at UNC-G, 
also, further cooperative programs 
with North Carolina A&T. A whole 
range of these programs already 
exist. Examples of two recent co- 
operative programs are described in 
this issue in Campus Scene . . . 
"Astronomical Grant" and "A Joint 

Q. It has recently come to my atten- 
tion that the Alumni .Association 
continues to send mail addressed to 
my maiden name at my parents' 
address. I have been married for 
three years, and they are beginning 
to feel annoyed at forwarding my 
alumni mail. Please note the follow- 
ing change for your address files. 
—Alumna, class of 1972 
A. Although >'0u did not ask a ques- 
tion, there was one implied. Since 
letters of this sort are frequently 
received, we feel it important to note 
the reason addresses are not cor- 
rected. In 99 per cent of the Kises, 
it's because the information has not 
been provided b\' the addressee. 
A substantial amount of the infor- 

mation, including wedding announce- 
ments used in Class Notes, is clipped 
from state newspapers; however, 
few addresses are obtained from this 
source. So please keep the Alumni 
Office informed. It saves for\varding 
and postage. 

Q. There seems to be a lot of ques- 
tioning of the value of a college 
education nowadays. It was a privi- 
lege in my time ... 30 years ago. 
How do UNC-G students regard the 
experience todav? —Alumna, class 
of 1946 

A. The Spring 1977 Senior Survey, 
conducted by the Office of Institu- 
tional Research, provides a response 
from one group, and the answer is a 
loud affirmative. Ninety-eight per 
cent of the graduating class re- 
sponding (499 students) said "yes" 
(74 per cent of these, or 379, said 
"Definitely yes ") when asked if 
college had been a "Very important 
and beneficial experience," regardless 
of any vocational benefit that might 
have been derived. Only one per 
cent (3) said "Definitely no" and two 
per cent (7) said "Generally no," that 
it had not been rewarding. The 
response was affirmative also as to 
how well they liked UNC-G. Over 
70 per cent liked UNC-G and would 
choose it again if they could start 
all over. 

If you know of a high school 
student in your community 
whom you would like to see 
attend UNC-G, please send 
their name, address and high 
school to the Director of Ad- 
missions, UNC-G, Greensboro, 
27412. For several years alumni 
have assisted in recruiting highly 
qualified students, especially 
outside of North Carolina. Now 
the UNC-G Admissions Office is 
seeking your help in recom- 
mending top-ranked students, 
both in and out-of-state, who are 
good admissions prosj)ects for 
the Greensboro campus. 




UNC-G's First 
First Lady 

LULA MARTIN McIVER, wife of the first president 
of the institution that became UNC-G, gazes serenely 
from her portrait in the North Wing of Alumni House. 
Her head is tilted modestly, her demeanor is demure, 
the ideal of Victorian womaiJiood. 

The painting by William G. Randall is a gift to 
the University from Nancy Mclver (Mrs. William D.) 
Kemp of Charlotte. She received it following the 
death of her father, Charles D. Mclver, Jr., the Mc- 
Iver's only son. 

Thirty-seven years have 
passed since Mrs. Mclver's 
death. Her funeral was held 
on campus in the President's 
House, a frame dwelling on the 
corner of Spring Garden and 
College Avenue, where she had 
lived for over half a century. 

Many alumnae returning for 
commencement knew Mrs. Mc- 
lver and visited in her home, 
but none recalled the painting. 
This is somewhat curious in 
view of the high regard in 
which Randall's paintings 
were held at the turn of the 
century. Dr. Mclver thought 
enough of his talent to offer 
the artist a studio on the 
Greensboro campus where he 
painted many of the state's 
noble educators, including Mc- 
lver himself. The donor of the 
portrait, Nancy Kemp, cannot 

recall ever seeing it in her grandmother's house either. 
"I first remember it hanging on the dining room wall 
of my parents" home in Charlotte," she says. 

There are other curiosities about the portrait. Why 
was it painted in Paris in 1895? Mrs. Mclver was 
never in Paris although Randall had a studio there 
from 1894-1895. Mclver's papers in UNC-G's Special 
Collections contain letters from Randall, written from 
Paris during this period, but none refer to a portrait 
''in progress." 

The discoloration on the canvas around the dinner 
ring on her left hand brings up another question. Did 
another ring appear in the original, a gold band per- 
haps? A wedding ring was an anathema to Lula 
Martin Mclver. She regarded it as a "badge of slavery" 
and steadfastly refused to wear one. Did the artist, 
ignorant of her tastes paint a wedding ring, then later 
correct his egregious mistake? 

There is a very good chance that Mrs. Mclver did 
not find the passive lady in the portrait at all to her 
liking because Lula Martin 
Mclver was an activist. She 
had studied law and medicine 
and fought as valiantly as 
her husband in the cause of 
women's education. When he 
traversed the state addressing 
teachers' institutes and promot- 
ing the idea of a girls' school, 
she had gone along to scrub 
tobacco stains from the court- 
house chambers. When he ad- 
dressed the legislature, she had 
watched from the gallery, send- 
ing frequent observations to 
her husband on the floor. And 
when he was named president 
of State Normal and Industrial 
School, she became its chate- 
laine, buying glassware and 
china, landscaping the deso- 
lation of the campus and enter- 
taining faculty and parents who 
brought their daughters to the 
young school in the central Piedmont. 

Such a woman would not have taken kindly to the 
demure image in the Randall portrait. And like a 
woman today, who dislikes an unflattering likeness, 
she may have stored it from \'iew, disregarded through 
the decades. 

Lula Miirtin Mclver was undoubtedly a woman 
ahead of her dme. It seems appropriate that the first 
First Lady of the UNC-G campus was perhaps its 
first feminist as well.